Staff recommends approval of purchase request 42737 to Applied Aquatic Management (AAM) for removal of invasive aquatic vegetation in City lakes and ponds for an amount not to exceed $40,000.00.
The City stormwater division is responsible for minimizing the amount of vegetation growing in storm water ponds and lakes. AAM will use chemical control methods on a regular basis. The contract also provides for an hourly rate for mechanical harvesting. Control and removal of the vegetation improves the aesthetics of lakes and ponds, as well as, decreases the amount of chemicals required for ongoing maintenance.
The Storm Water Utility and Parks and Recreation use AAM for control, prevention, and eradication of unwanted or invasive aquatic vegetation within city retention ponds and other areas of standing water in accordance with the competitively awarded contract agreement terms and conditions established by resolution 8347 on December 8, 2008 and an extension through September 30, 2011 authorized by resolution 8704.
1. Approval purchase request 42737 with Applied Aquatic Management; or
2. Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate
The cost for this project is $40,000.00. Funds are available in the storm water account listed.
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