According to the article, there were 763 lawns that required mowing by City crews in the year 2007. If the cutting cycle was determined to be May through November, the amount of cuts per month would be 109. That equates to approximately 3.6 cuts per day. Of course, the months of July and August generally require less cutting.
The article also states that the average cost per mowing is $175. Now, let’s do some more math. There are 9 properties owned by the City on Greenvale Drive. At $175 per cut, each time the Greenvale 9 lots are mowed, the cost to the taxpayers will be $1575. During the months that require a once a week visit by the Service Department, that cost will be $6300 per month.
Could it be possible that this is a substitute money making plan for the "Point-of-Sale" inspection fee in the event it is voted down in November?