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Must be a small town

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by grandview, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Miami City Council accepts resignation of city clerk, bid for snow removal
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    By GEOFF RANDS/Staff writer

    The Miami City Council received only one bid for snow removal, reported Mayor John Bakert.

    That bid came from Eddie Taylor, who said he would charge $55 per hour, with a minimum of $27.50 for any work done. These payments will be deducted from a $500 nonrefundable advance, and if the advance becomes exhausted, the city would make additional payments at that time.

    Council member Dave Arends moved to accept Taylor's bid, and member Donna Hirt seconded. Member Chris Taylor abstained, and all others present voted in favor of accepting the bid.
  2. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    But the real question... Miami FL?? It would be nice if it was all that easy to bid! :)
    Good luck this season,
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I will not even bid on any of the town work around me. You get 20 dudes bidding on it and everyone finds out what they paid last year and go down from there. the work goes for nothing !
    Last year i was at a bid opening for a school district. A company bid trucks at $45.00 per hour, bobcat at $40 per hour and shovelers at something like $15 per hour :dizzy::cry::dizzy:
  4. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    Don't bobcats make more than trucks ? that is way to low but less for the skid ?
  5. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    So the guy writes up a contract and bid and get a $500 nonrefundable. Sounds good to me. Chances of plowing are nil and he gets 5 c-notes. Nice.
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Good chance. This is Miami, Missouri.
  7. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Yes it is. I must of deleted that part.
  8. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    grandview's new branch out there will do it for less and no deposit, he will pay the town
  9. plowmaster07

    plowmaster07 Senior Member
    Messages: 438

    I'm glad that you cleared that up. :)
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    So it's NOT Mark O?
  11. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I bet he is ticked at himself for not bidding at a higher rate! lol
  12. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    hell im in missouri and i dont know where miami mo is. I wanna find that town and laugh at them. But I bet the guy takes forever to do it in his mazda v6 pickup. 55 an hour makes me piss myself
  13. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    i would have bid $10,000 an hour seeing the chances of dropping your plow in Miami , for snow, would not happen

    you can plow sand right?

    ETA: would be cool as hell if they signed it and then a FREEK blizzard nail the pan handle.. HAHAHAHA watching the $$$ just jump into my pocket..
  14. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    missouri not florida