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Riverside Cemetery Lawn Care Bid Packet

Lawn Care Contract Specifications

Mowing: The single most damaging lawn cutting activity in cemeteries is to headstones and markers. It is critical that lawn Care is done in a manner that protects the headstones, markers, monuments, shrubs, trees and fencing, and should be done with great care.

Areas to include:
* Begin mowing grass as soon as it becomes needed. Mowing heights to be maintained at 3 inches and avoid excessive clippings and wind rows. We suggest if possible the mowing be after Wednesday of each week so the cemetery looks nice for the weekend visitor.

* Contractor shall be responsible for removing grass clipping from headstones, markers, sidewalks, and drives. Mulching blades and or shields that direct the grass clipping into the ground is required.

* It should be understood that mowing is not expected each week, only depending on the growth of the grass. We do however expect that the cemetery looks cared for at all times. Especially Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th – May 29th) when families visit the graves of their loved ones.

* Fallen branches, sticks and brush can be moved near shed or dumpster.

* Leaf clean-up may be mulched or taken to the village landfill.

* Trash in cemetery and bank should be picked up and put in Trash Containers provided. (Please Do Not Mow over Trash)

• A sign will be placed under the Riverside Cemetery sign with the awarded company’s logo/and or name and phone number

Note: All equipment tools and rubbish collected by work of any kind must be cleaned up and removed by the parties employed on that work at end of day, and the grounds left in good order. All work must be done during the working hours of the Cemetery; Sunup to Sundown.
Bids will be received by the Village of Elsie at 125 W.
Main St. , P.O. Box 408, Elsie, Michigan 48831 until MONDAY, 2/28/2022 at

Cemetery lawn care bid packet 2022