Boise may soon have a new company maintaining the grounds at the city airport if the City Council follows a staff recommendation to replace Senske Lawn & Tree Care.
Senske repeatedly failed to fix and maintain sprinklers, manage weeds and maintain shrub beds at the Boise Airport, said Matt Petaja, the airports deputy director of facilities and engineering.
A Senske manager did not respond to repeated phone calls Monday seeking comment.
The Boise City Council is scheduled to vote on the recommendation at Tuesday nights meeting. If council members approve the proposal, they will hire Boise lawn and tree care company Forever Green to replace Senske.
The city would pay Forever Green $60,000 to maintain the airports landscape for the next year. The city awarded Senske a $70,000 one-year contract on April 17.
The city sent Senske a written warning May 30, but problems continued, according to a document in which Boises Finance and Administration and Aviation Departments recommended rescinding the Senske contract.
We dont want to have to call you and tell you its time to mow the grass, Petaja said. You as the manager should be keeping on top of it.
Petaja said he doesnt believe Senske was trying to cheat the city by not following through on its contract.
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