I was searching for government bids, and this came up. These are 3 peices that i cut and pasted from the city commisioners town meeting. We are paying for someone doing a job. This evening, I weeded at Station 29, which I feel was the job of this person. My son bid on it, but whoever does the job needs to put pride in their program. Even if he has not done the job for the rest of the year, when you are up for bid you should at least have it done. I understand that there are concerns about managing the contract. But in my experience, the properties that you are doing the lawn work on, are suppose to look good. If you are not responsible, then communicate that. I think cutting the hedges should be the responsibility of the contractor. City Manager Edmunds stated: That the next lowest bid was $4,000.00 higher, and copies of all the bids were in the original packet. The whole issue that I brought up is that he is not maintaining the beds. Director Bobowski I think you are talking about the four feet on trimming the shrubs. That is a decision that we have made internally to limit the contractor to that height, and anything above that the City would maintain. With a lawn service contractor, we do not feel that they have the technical expertise to do the trimming that we want to be done. Lawn service contractors do not necessarily have the proper equipment to actually trim the hedges without damaging them. We are comfortable with our recommendation. So I conclude that city commissioners are nosy arrogant people that want to run other peoples lives. They are not happy with the service they are getting, they know the amount they are paying is rediculously low, and they think we have no idea what we are doing. Not to mention that his son bid on it. Oh and its not here, but the amount for the year was $4950. So the next bid would have been $8950. That should sum things up for anyone but a complete moron (or government employee).