Status of Mowing and Cutting

June 8, 2011

Under the current economic situation, the cancellation of herbicide services, and the hiring freeze, Urban Management is working to the best of their ability to address all mowing, weed-eating, edging and maintenance on all City properties. 35% of the positions assigned to this department are vacant at present. This reduction in personnel along with the removal of herbicide services may cause the condition of the City's landscaping to be a little less than its normal picture-perfect.

At present, Urban Management is experiencing delays in their normal schedules for ditch maintenance, vegetation control, and cutting right-of-ways. Because of the extreme heat, we are encouraging the crews to take necessary breaks to hydrate. Our crews are mindful that we are behind and are being diligent to their task. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we get caught up.