Tallahassee Reports has learned that the City Commission voted to award a two year contract to an out-of-state company for the mowing of City street medians and rights-of-way.

A local small business owner called Tallahassee Reports and complained about an out-of-town vendor mowing City median’s on Southeast Capital Circle.

Research by Tallahassee Reports discovered that on February 13, 2013 the City Commission voted 5-0 to award a 2-year contract  to Southland Specialties, Inc. of Tennessee, located in St. Augustine, Florida. The amount of the contract was not to exceed $566,229.95 in FY2013 for the mowing of City street medians and rights-of-way.