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July 27, 2023 City Council Regular Meeting
23. Authorize the City Manager to Execute a Contract for Roadside, Canal, & Aquatic Vegetation Maintenance Services with Opterra Solutions in an Amount Not to Exceed $108,600. These services will provide chemical applications to roadsides (72 miles) and waterways (12 miles) to comply with OSHA, EPA, State Department of Agriculture, and State Department of Transportation regulations. (Park & Tree)
Strategic Priority

This procurement is for an annual contract for roadside, canal, and aquatic vegetation maintenance from Opterra Solutions in an amount not to exceed $108,600. This maintenance contract will be used by the Park & Tree Department to provide vegetation maintenance by means of chemical applications to the City of Savannah’s roadsides (72 miles), and waterways (12 miles). 


In 2018, Park & Tree became responsible for maintaining vegetation in these areas which the City’s Stormwater Department previously managed in-house. The City of Savannah’s Park & Tree does not have the manpower or the equipment in-house to adequately maintain the vegetation within these areas as set forth in the maintenance standards in Strategic Goal #3.2 – City Owned Properties. Additionally, the chemicals used must comply with OSHA, EPA, State Department of Agriculture, and State Department of Transportation regulations as stated in the contract. The purpose of the chemical is to eliminate and/or slow down the growth of vegetation within the canals, storm drains and ditches opening up the waterways through the City. The vendor has access to all the resources. 


​The bid was advertised, opened, and reviewed. Two (2) proposals were received and one (1) was deemed non-responsive.  Delivery: As needed. Terms: Net 30 days.


The bidder is: 

​L.B. Opterra Solutions  (Lexington, SC)(D)                            $108,600 

​A pre-proposal meeting was not conducted. (D) Indicates non-local, DBE business. 

​Local vendors notified via the supplier portal: Yes 

​Total sent: 548 

​Total received: 2 



Gordon Denney, Senior Director, Park & Tree Department
Financial Impact
Expenditure of $108,600 from the General Fund
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: Funding Verification - Roadside, Canal, and Aquatic Vegetation Maintenance.pdf
Exhibit 2: Purchasing Notes - Roadside, Canal, and Aquatic Vegetation Maintenance.pdf
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