Greenville rescinds lawn bid from non-responsive company


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:32 am on Thursday, May 23, 2013

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council made a change to a motion from its May 7 meeting and awarded a bid for a lawn mowing contract to a different business.

During Tuesday’s meeting, City Manager George Bosanic recommended the council rescind a previous award of a bid for option two of the mowing contract of city property to Wolverine Landscaping Inc. of Stanton and award it to First Class Seasonal Solutions instead.

“Unfortunately, the owner did not communicate at all with city staff on whether he would accept the award, when he could sign the contracts and begin work,” Bosanic said about Wolverine Landscaping Inc. “Consequently, I gave him a deadline to communicate in any way possible without success.”

Bosanic asked the council to award the bid to First Class Seasonal Solutions of Rockford in the amount of $6,500. First Class Seasonal Solutions was the third lowest bidder for option two. However, Bosanic recommended them over the second lowest bidder, Green Pro Landscape at $6,450, because First Class had already won the bids for options four, five and eight.

This solution, Bosanic said, would make it easier as First Class would already be coming to Greenville.

On May 7, the council approved splitting 3.7 million square feet of city area into 10 different options. Options one, three, six, seven, nine and 10 were awarded to ORBE Inc. of Six Lakes in the amount of $21,685.62.

The total project will cost $44,395.62 and the contracts are three-year contracts — a $60 increase from Tuesday’s approval.

Mayor John Hoppough thanked Bosanic for clearing up the situation.

 

In other business, the council approved:

• A resolution for special liquor licenses on military installations from the Danish Festival in connection with the Tivoli Gardens for the annual 2013 Danish Festival.

• A request from the Danish Festival to close certain streets in connection with the festival.

• A request from the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce to close certain streets in connection with the annual Gus Macker Tournament and the annual car show.

• The suspension of the city’s nuisance ordinance for noise and lighting for 24 hours for the Relay for Life of Montcalm County event to be held at the Greenville High School on June 14 and 15.

• Resolution 13-06, a project authorization resolution in connection with the transit operations.

• A resolution to appoint Bosanic as zoning administrator until an assistant city manager is hired.

• To enter into executive session to discuss contact negotiations with the Police Officer Association of Michigan (POAM).

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