A contract for mowing interstate rights-of-way through Macon three times a year passed a City Council committee by a 4-0 vote Tuesday.
The contract says Green Side Inc. will be paid $76,665 for cutting and cleaning 40 miles of Interstates 16 and 75, and another $9,415 for litter removal along another 27 miles of those highways through the city, for a total of $86,080. Councilman Tom Ellington was the only member of the council’s Public Works & Engineering Committee who was absent.
The three promised mowings are two more than currently scheduled, said Stephen Lawson, assistant director of the Public Works grounds division.
Councilman Rick Hutto asked if any bids came from local firms.
Green Side is from Florida, Lawson said. Local companies were shown the mowing sites, but the only other bid came from Cutting Edge Landscaping of Juliette; and that was much higher than Green Side’s proposal, he said.