MOWING LOCATIONS FOR BIDDING
Turf Management:Lawn areas will be cleared of all litter and organic matter prior to each mowing/trimming and disposed of.
Lawn mowing service shall be performed on a bi-weekly schedule for the cemeteries and weekly at the township garage and fire station from April 15 to October 30 .
All lawn areas inaccessible to mowing equipment will be maintained by string trimmer to maintain proper turf height. All trees and head stone are to be trimmed around at each mowing service with a string trimmer. Every effort will be made to keep string trimmer and mowers from girdling bark on trees and shrubs.
Term/Termination:This agreement shall remain in effect for a period of seven months from the effective date. In addition, either party shall have the right to terminate this agreement without cause by providing a thirty (30) days prior written notice, mailed to the other party in accordance with the notice provisions hereof. Muskingum Township shall also have the right to terminate this agreement for cause in the event of a breach of terms by contractor that is not corrected following receipt of written notice thereof. In the event the agreement is terminated prior to its expiration, the contractor shall submit an itemized record of costs for services performed through the termination date. Muskingum Township shall have ten (10) business days from receipt of said invoice to review and object to contractor’s charges, and the costs for non-disputed completed services will be paid to contractor in full and complete satisfaction of Muskingum Township’s obligations under this agreement.
Equipment and supplies:Contractor shall be responsible for providing materials and equipment to perform the services. Contractor waives all rights of recovery from Muskingum Township because of loss or damage to contractor’s material or equipment in performing services.
Billing/Payment:Contractor will provide the lawn maintenance service for the net amount specified. No changes in the rate provided therein shall be effective unless mutually agreed by the parties in writing. Payment of the net undisputed amount of each invoice shall be due by Muskingum Township thirty (30) days or by the next scheduled meeting following its receipt.
Additional Services:Except for emergency services verbally approved by Muskingum Township prior to commencement of said work, Contractor shall not perform any services outside the scope of this agreement until written request or purchase order from Muskingum Township has been received and the contractor shall not be compensated for the performance of any such services in such event. Contractor invoices for any authorized work provided in addition to services contracted for under this agreement shall itemize all time and material used. Labor hours will be broken down to per man-hours.
Insurance Requirements:Contractor agrees to obtain and maintain during the term of this agreement, and furnish a certificate of insurance therefore, the following policies of insurance. (a) Commercial vehicle liability insurance. (b) Commercial general liability insurance with contractual liability coverage of $1,000,000 each occurrence. Contractor shall maintain in effect worker’s compensation insurance and any other insurance required by applicable local, state, and federal law and regulations. Copy of workers compensation and liability insurance is due when bid is submitted.
Independent Contractor:Contractor shall be deemed an independent contractor and shall have exclusive control and direction of the persons providing the services. Contractor shall not be deemed an agent, servant, or employee of Muskingum Township and shall make no misrepresentation to any third parties concerning its relationship to Muskingum Township.
Amendments/Merger/Conflict:This agreement shall not be altered except by a writing signed by both parties. This agreement represents the entire agreement between the parties and supercedes all prior written or oral agreements or understanding relating to providing for service.
Muskingum Township Trustees Date
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