Contracts were awarded this week to a trio of lawn-maintenance companies for work on city-owned property in Sturgis.
Various jobs where lawn work is required on municipal property were awarded to Custom Lawn Care of White Pigeon, Bronson-based Backyard Creations and Rickett’s Lawn Service of White Pigeon.
Bids from each of the three varied from $400 to more than $4,100, and the amount of work each will perform is proportionate to the bid amount.
Bids were let on more than 30 city properties.
City officials said contracting the work will save Cemetery and Parks Department workers about 500 hours collectively during the 2012 mowing-and-trimming season.