2013-05-16 / News

Saginaw Twp. Board approves contracts to keep twp. clean

BY ERIN MCGRATH

SAGINAW TWP. – The Saginaw Township Board of Trustees approved two contracts this week to help keep the township looking nice.

At the May 13 meeting, trustees approved a contract agreement with Bell Landscaping, LLC, a Saginaw-based landscaping company, to serve as the township’s grass cutting service for neglected or abandoned properties.

Rob Grose, manager for Saginaw Township, said the company would be called on to cut overgrown grass within the township for residential and commercial properties that are code violations, have been neglected or are abandoned.

“Each year we go out for bid for property maintenance concerns,” Grose said. “We get complaints from residents.”

Five companies submitted bids and Bells Landscaping was chosen and given the contract that will cost the township $45 per lot, Grose said.

“They are very prompt,” Grose said about the company. “When we need them they are out there.”

Township trustees also approved a contract with Servpro of Saginaw, a residential and commercial restoration service company, to serve as the township’s property maintenance contractor for board-up and structure security services.

If needed, Servpro would be used to secure abandoned homes or structures slotted to be demolished.

Grose said the township received half a dozen bids for this contract and chose Servpro for the price of $20 per hour and $.35 per square foot of material used.

He said the township only needs those securing services about four times per year.

The next Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for May 28 in the Board Room at Saginaw Township Hall.

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