The Adairville city council met in a special-called meeting on Monday to choose a contractor to begin the mowing and maintenance of the city-owned Greenwood Cemetery.
The council opened the bids at last week’s regular monthly meeting, but decided to take a week to look them over and make a well thought-out decision on which one would be best.
In the end, the council wound up picking Levi’s Lawn Care, which is based in Adairville.
That company offered year-round service for $450 per month for a total of $5,400.
Three other companies also bid for the contract - H&H Lawn Care, Four Stooges Handyman Service and Wheeler Lawn Care.
Becky Tinch, who serves on both the city council and the cemetery committee, made the motion to accept Levi’s.
“It is going to save the city some money and I think it will be a very efficient way to get the grounds looking the way a lot of the people in the city want them to look,” Tinch said. “Years ago we had the care of the cemetery contracted out and I think it was beneficial to the city then.”
Included in Tinch’s motion was a provision to have a contract drawn up by the city attorney, James Milam, that will need to be signed before the care of the cemetery can begin.
The contract will have all the requirements the city had previously discussed - including blowing the grass trimming off the head stones. It will also have provisions for either side to get out of the contract before the year is up should either choose to do so.
“I think that’s only the fair way to handle it,” Tinch said.