2006-10-07 / News

Island OK's $974,943 Street Cleaning Contract

Mackinac Island City Council approved two fiveyear contracts with Mackinac Island Service Company for street cleaning, sweeping, and flushing totaling more than $1.5 million. The contracts, which cover a six-month period each year, were approved during a special city council meeting Wednesday, September 20. The company was the only business that responded to the city's bid request.

One contract includes city streets and the other is for Main Street from the library to Mission Point Resort, much of which is reimbursed by the Michigan Department of Transportation because it is part of the state highway, M- 185, which encircles the Island.

The money to be spent on city streets totals $974,943 over the five-year period. The money to be spent on the designated section of M-85 totals $607,231.

The contract builds in a three-percent annual increase over the five years and also allows adjustments for minimum wage increases and the manure disposal fee charged by the Department of Public Works. Sweeping is contracted from April through October.

In other business, Council approve two temporary motor vehicle permits for Grand Hotel for landscaping work on Lakeview Boulevard for October 23. Two additional temporary motor vehicle permits were issued to the hotel

for irrigation work at the Grand Nine Golf Course beginning October 16.

Two temporary trailer permits were issued for Keith Shuger Brothers Tree Service of Indian River to remove tree stumps.

An on-Island business application was approved for Haan's 1830 Inn on Main Street. Three off-Island business licenses were approved for Keith Shuger Brothers Tree Service, Pat Emery for maintenance work, and Bunker Construction of St. Ignace.

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