Elburn approves landscape contract

By on May 9, 2014

ELBURN—The Village Board on Monday approved a landscape maintenance services contract with Schollmeyer Landscaping of Big Rock for Prairie Valley and Prairie Valley North Special Services Area and the Metra parking area.

The contract, not to exceed $23,490, is for approximately 30 weeks, beginning in early May and running through November, with an option to extend it for two one-year periods.

Schollmeyer Landscaping was one of only two bidders for the contract, with Whites Land Management, Inc. of Burlington coming in at $89,184.

Services covered in the contract include weekly maintenance of flower beds, trees and shrubs, as well as weekly mowing of specified turf areas. The Prairie Valley and Prairie Valley North Subdivisions are located in the northerly section of the village, east of Route 47 and bisected by Route 38.

Several trustees wondered about the large difference in the amount submitted by the two companies. Village Administrator Erin Willrett said that since Whites Land Management did not attend the bidder’s meeting, she could not comment on the reason.