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File #: ID 19-0385    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/23/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 6/18/2019
Title: Resolution Approving a Contract in the Amount of $147,041.84 with Invasive Plant Control, Inc. for Vegetative Maintenance Services Associated with the Stream Corridor Reforestation Project
Attachments: 1. Invasive Plant Control Sec. of State.pdf, 2. MWBE GFE Review Memo-Vegetation Maintenance associated with the Stream and Restoration and Restoration-Invasive Plant Control, Inc .pdf, 3. Invasive Plant Control Proposal.pdf, 4. 19-0385 Resolution Invasive Plant Control.pdf

Title
Resolution Approving a Contract in the Amount of $147,041.84 with Invasive Plant Control, Inc. for Vegetative Maintenance Services Associated with the Stream Corridor Reforestation Project

Body
Department: Water Resources
Council District: 1

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: N/A

Contact 1 and Phone: Steven D. Drew, 373-7893
Contact 2 and Phone: Kristine Williams, 373-2556

PURPOSE:
The City of Greensboro Water Resources Department is requesting to enter into a three-year professional services agreement with Invasive Plant Control, Inc. in order to provide vegetative maintenance services to support the City in the management and maintenance of vegetated stream buffers along select publicly owned stream corridors within the corporate limits of the City of Greensboro.

BACKGROUND:
From 1999-2003, the City of Greensboro planted approximately 17,000 native riparian trees and established vegetated stream buffers ranging from 10 feet up to 50 feet in width along approximately 11 linear miles of streams within City owned parks. Along with the natural regeneration, various invasive and exotic species have introduced themselves as well. From 2004-2018, a contracted maintenance effort controlled the invasive/exotic species to improve the biological diversity and general aesthetics of the stream corridors.

Now, in 2019, a continuation of that holistic management strategy is still necessary to ensure that the stream buffers are both ecologically successful as well as accepted by the community. Some buffers still require maintenance of the woody invasive or exotic species, but the corridors are largely being inundated with invasive vines which out-compete the desirable vegetation.

In March of 2019 a Request for Proposal (RFP) was issued in order to identify companies that have successfully performed vegetative maintenance services to control invasive/exotic vegetation. A selection committee evaluated and scored the proposals submitted by each firm. Tw...

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