The Piedmont City Council, on Tuesday, voted to allow the city’s parks and recreation department to contract the grass-cutting duties along the Chief Ladiga Trail out to a local lawn care business.
A & W Lawn Kare, LLC was awarded the contract after submitting the lowest bid of $3,150 per month. The contract includes a cut once a week along the downtown portion of the trail and every other week along the remainder of the city’s portion of the trail.
During the last council meeting, Council Member Mark Harper proposed the idea of contracting the work as a cost saving measure.
Since then, a city employee, who usually handles the trail cutting duties, became medically unable to continue, according to Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Formby, necessitating the need for a contractor.
Bills for payment were approved in the amount of $486,185.15 in addition to a payroll amount of $167,454.72 for a total of $653,639.87.
The council passed an ordinance to annex two properties into the city limits, including the residence of Doug Dickeson, who ran for a position on the city council in the 2012 election.
Also approved, was the application for a liquor license for the newly opened Mexican restaurant, Locos Cantina.
The next regular Piedmont City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19th, at 6 pm.