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Yard waste grinding services in St. Pete raise questions about competitive bidding

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St. Pete City Council went ahead and approved a three-year contract with Consolidated Resource Recovery, Inc. for yard waste grinding services despite some concerns raised about the lack of competition for the job and the overall cost effectiveness. The contract would have sailed to swift approval without an iota of discussion had it not been yanked from the consent agenda by former City Council chair Charlie Gerdes. Gerdes questioned whether or not the city could use the $427,700 minimum annual…

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