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Bessemer council votes to uphold service contract


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BESSEMER — Despite expressing regret at the current sting of inflation, members of the Bessemer City Council voted on Monday evening to deny a request from a contractor providing lawn services at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Joe Saari of Saari’s Lawn Service had requested an additional payment of $300 per cutting beyond the agreement in his current contract.

“A contract is a contract,” said Mayor Adam Zak.

“I agree,” said Councilman Charlie Tirpik.

“We don’t want to set a precedent with all the contractors we use,” said Councilman Rob Coleman. “It’s unfortunate t...

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