The Mobile City Council on Tuesday will vote on several contracts, related to grass cutting and maintenance of major thoroughfares in the city.
For part of the summer last year, Mobile was able to realize considerable efficiency by partnering with the private sector to handle major thoroughfare mowing. By lessening the load on the city staff, the citizens were able to experience regular and appropriate mowing schedules across the city.
This is a continued effort by the Stimpson Administration to address and improve the appearance, maintenance and overall cleanliness of the City of Mobile.
“I look forward to seeing the results across the city from a mowing program that spans the entire growing season,” Stimpson said. “The citizens deserve a clean and well maintained city. By partnering with the private sector to help us maintain our major thoroughfares, the city will gain the capacity to better serve our citizens in all other parts of the city.”
The contracts, if approved, have been broken down into four sets and valued at $290,684.70. The council will vote on a $129,303 contract with Jubilee Landscape Management Inc. for the mowing and maintenance, along Government Street from just east of Eslava Creek to Bellingrath Road.
The council will also vote on a $114,941.70 contract with Greenskeepers Lawn & Landscaping for areas along Airport Boulevard from Florida Street to west of Dawes Road, University Boulevard from Moffett Road to Highway 90, Dauphin Street from Mobile Street to McGregor Avenue, Springhill Avenue from N. Catherine Street to Mobile Street, Michigan Avenue from S. Broad Street to California Street, as well as downtown along Canal, S. Claiborne, S. Conception, Water, Beauregard, N. Lawrence and N. Broad streets.
The council will also vote on a pair of smaller contracts one for $17,010 with Eric’s Lawn Care, LLC for Dauphin Island Parkway from Gossan Street to Faye Street and another for $29,430 with Complete Management Group, LLC for Hillcrest Road from Airport Boulevard to Girby Road, as well as Cottage Hill Road from Montlimar Creek to Hillcrest Road.
The contracts stipulate a mowing cycle of 14 days in April and October and options for a seven-day cycle, from May to September. The city defines a mowing cycle as having a street mowed, trimmed, edged, litter removed and blown once as a complete cycle (unless the city notifies the owner otherwise). The City has the right to tell vendors when to change the mowing cycles based on weather conditions
The city shared the bid packages with 316 companies and received 9 bids and the desire is to have all areas mowed approximately 27 times between April 13 and Oct. 30.