City Parks is experiencing a delay awarding the Mowing Tender (on departmental City Wide level). There was amongst others one contractor unsuccessful in receiving any of the mowing work that went out per tender. The said contractor is now disputing the outcome of the tender and has taken the City to court. The City’s legal representatives have prepared a case for the City to continue with the implementation of the tender and we are hopeful that it will be successful. As soon as permission is obtained Parks can start using the successful contractors immediately.
Unfortunately, the tender process is beyond the control of the officials of Area 7 under which Ward 5 falls, but Senior officials are doing their utmost to resolve this.
In the meantime, the internal staff of the Parks Department is working overtime to mow these tender routes and to resolve the backlog. Please note that they have to prioritise and focus on major through routes first, where high risk is experienced; thereafter community parks will follow.
You are hereby kindly requested to please be patient while the City is trying to resolve this and note that at the Parks department they are eagerly awaiting the new mowing tender to be approved.
Ward Councillor Helen Carstens