Meeting Date:           October 11, 2010


From:                          Mike Thornton, Purchasing Manager


Subject:                      Purchase Request 42737 to Applied Aquatic Management, Inc. for the on-going mechanical/physical removal of vegetation from City lakes and ponds



Staff Recommendation:

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


Fiscal Impact

The cost for this project is $40,000.00.  Funds are available in the storm water account listed.


Submission Date and Time:    10/8/2010 5:19 PM____







Department: __Wastewater____________                     

Prepared by:  __Mike Thornton________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No __X___

Advertised:   ____Not Required __X___                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____



Revised 6/10/04


Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________


Finance  Dept. _____JB___________                                     


Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________


Account No. _014-5171-537-3410___


Project No. ___________________


WF No. ______________________


Budget  _____$40,000.00__________


Available ____$40,000.00__________