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Redevelopment Commission to Purchase New Flower Planters for Downtown

August 16, 2011
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08/17/11 Members of the Plymouth Redevelopment Commission selected new planters for the downtown area.  Tuesday night the Redevelopment Commission opened 4 quotes for the project which included 23 pre-cast concrete planters, a filter fabric, coarse aggregate material, specific plants and mulch.    There were also two alternatives: reducing the number of planters to 18 and the inclusion of 6 matching trash receptacles.

1.)    Dave Talboom Lawncare & Landscapes Inc. of South Bend declined to provide a quote for the project.

2.)    Price’s Nurseries of Plymouth quoted $26,766.94 for the 23 planters, a reduction of $5,161.90 for only 18 planters and $3,336.00 for 6 trash receptacles.

3.)    ASK for Flowers in Plymouth quoted $16,994 for the 23 planters, a reduction of $3,500 for only 18 planters and $3,672 for 6 trash receptacles.

4.)    Foegley Landscape Inc. from South Bend quoted $19,961.76 for the 23 planters, a reduction of $3,980.46 for only 18 planters and $ 3,916.15 for 6 trash receptacles.

The quotes were taken under-advisement and reviewed by Mayor Senter, City Engineer Rick Gaul and local architect Brent Martin.  After review they recommended the low bid of ASK for Flowers and members of the Redevelopment Commission unanimously approved purchase the 23 planters but not the trash receptacles.

The budget left-over from the brick sidewalk project was $19,200, these are the funds that will be used to purchase the planters.

It was noted that members of the Main Street Program selected the planters and plan to place 4 per block side and that the city will remove the remaining old brick planters.

Since there is a 6 to 8 week lead time the planters would not be place until early to mid October.  Members of the Redevelopment Commission asked Diana Nielsen from ASK for Flowers to see if delivers of the planters could be held until early next spring.

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