The city will pay almost $70,000 to maintain its Main Street landscaping for the next year under the terms of a contract Public Service Director Nathan Burd presented to city council's community development committee Monday, March 18.
Burd asked that the proposed $69,860 contract with Ameriscape Inc. for 2013-14 be approved as an emergency so it can be in place by April 1. The committee agreed to send the legislation on to the full council for consideration at its March 25 meeting, with a recommendation for approval.
Burd said the funds for the contract are included in the streetscape maintenance portion of the 2013 budget.
"Ameriscape is no stranger to Reynoldsburg," he said. "We had a contract with them in 2007. We feel very confident that they will do a good job for us."
The two-year contract with Ameriscape would cost $34,930 each year, Burd said.
Only one other company -- Brickman -- bid for the landscaping contract, but its bid was higher, at $115,450.
Services provided would include fertilization, insect and disease control, weed control, mulching, turf maintenance, annual and perennial maintenance, tree and shrub pruning, irrigation maintenance and litter removal along the street landscaping on Main Street in Reynoldsburg.
Ameriscape has contracted with Gahanna and Grove City for street landscaping.
The company's 2007 contract with Reynoldsburg included maintenance of bed and turf areas from April 2006 through December 2007, for $49,200.