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April 20, 2014

Commissioners to act on agreements

Lawn care will be the focus of action at the Woodward City Commission meeting Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m. in City Hall.

City commissioners are slated to act on 2 mowing agreements with Green Zebra Services.

The first agreement relates to mowing, debris removal and weed-eating at 19 various city-owned properties, which include several community parks as well as areas like Experiment Lake and the Senior Center.  The agreement also addresses mowing at abatement properties, where the city has deemed it necessary to go in and clean up a private property after the property owner has failed to do so.

According to the agreement, each of the city-owned properties are to be mowed on 10 to 12 day intervals between May 1 and Aug. 31, while the abatement properties are mowed on an as needed basis.

According to the agenda packet, out of the 3 proposals received, Facilities Director Mike Lowden recommended the city accept the proposal from Green Zebra Services at a rate of $4,000 per service for all the city-owned properties and $225 for each abatement property.

The second mowing agreement involves the mowing, debris removal and weed-eating of various rights of way and ditches within city limits.

The city agenda packet does not reference how many mowing proposals were received for these properties, but does include a recommendation from Street Superintendent Brian Luckett to accept the proposal from Green Zebra Services.

As part of its proposal, Green Zebra established rates of $3,800 per service for 6 right of way locations and $4,000 per service of 6 ditches, with mowing services to be conducted on an 8 to 10 day interval this summer.

In other business, city commissioners are slated to act on a number of routine items including:

• facility use agreement with Raymond Keune d/b/a Woodward Rodders Club for the Classic Car Show set for May 23-25 at Crystal Beach Park;

• facilities use agreement with Woodward Travelers for their games this summer;

• a resolution to declare a Ford box truck and a Fleetwood travel trailer as surplus property; and

• renewal of a lease agreement with UNIVAR USA, Inc., which rents property adjacent to a railroad spur at a rate of $200 a month.

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