City picks contractors for mowing, junk

The Elk River City Council has chosen contractors to mow and clean up junk on properties in violation of the city’s nuisance ordinances.
The council accepted the following bids May 2:
•Complete Grounds Maintenance at $25 an hour for mowing. Six companies responded to the advertisement for bids. The bids ranged from $25 to $80 an hour.
•Larson Companies at $38 an hour for junk abatement. Two companies submitted bids. The other one was $87.50 an hour.
The cost of the work will be billed to property owners at the end of the year. Unpaid invoices will be assessed to the property owners.

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