Greenville OKs street sweeping contract

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:29 am on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

GREENVILLE — As spring weather is just around the corner, the Greenville City Council is looking ahead to prepare the city streets.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the council awarded a bid for the spring sweeping of city streets to Tri-Us Services Inc. from Kent City not to exceed $10,021.50.

“This is our annual effort to get out in front of the street sweeping,” said Department of Public Services Director Michael Chesher.

Chesher explained the spring sweep is done every year to get rid of all dirt and grime in the gutters from the winter. This helps city employees stay on top of keeping the streets clean the rest of the year.

A close second bid came in from SaniSweep Inc. of Grand Rapids at $10,065.

“Both have done work for the city in the past and (the city) didn’t have any problems (with either company),” Chesher said, noting the recommendation was based on the lower bid.

Councilman Brian Green asked about a third bid from West Michigan Sweeper of Cedar Springs, as it was the lowest bidder last year.

Chesher explained the company withdrew its bid last year as the total amount bid was miscalculated.

A request for a bid was sent to the company, but the company did not bid this year on the job.

Chesher pointed out the bid amount comes in under what the city had budgeted.

“Coming in under budget is a good number,” said Mayor John Hoppough.

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