The Gilman City Council approved two bids to begin cutting down dead and dying trees.

Mayor Rick Theesfeld clarified that the city doesn’t have to approve the lowest bids because it wasn’t put out as a competitive bid, information which came from they city’s attorney Frank Simutis.

One set of trees received bids from LaMarr, $3,475, and Price, $6,975, and LaMarr’s bid was approved. Another set of trees received bids from LaMarr, $3,475, and Price, $3,600. Price’s bid was approved.

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