$157K city landscaping services agreement approved


City of Apache Junction-owned right-of-way and other locations will receive landscaping maintenance from a contracted business that did the work in 2018.

The Apache Junction City Council recently approved a contract with Brightview Landscape Services Inc. for $157,238.97 annually, which includes a recommended 5% contingency for unforeseen work.

The maintenance will be for Renaissance Point, Arroyo Verde, Phelps Drive phases I and II, Ironwood Cove, Royal Palm Road, Ironwood Drive exit, Goldfield Road exit, Tomahawk Road exit, Idaho Road exit, Plaza Drive, Old West Highway median, North Apache Trail, Apache Trail/Old West Highway median, the public works facility and the Paws and Claws Care Center.

“Staff representing both parties have been working over the last few months to address areas of deficiencies in the maintenance of our properties and to clarify the expectations outlined in our current contract,” Liz Langenbach, the city’s parks and recreation director, said in a memo to the council.

“Brightview staff have indicated that, for various reasons, they are not able to renew our contract at the current pricing,” she said.

The contract approved last year, on June 5, 2018, was for $154,017.98, according to city records.