Mayor Takes Action Against Tall Grass

Mayor Takes Action Against Tall Grass

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Mobile, AL - The City of Mobile is looking at a new way to combat tall grass.  It’s around ditches and some of the most travelled roadways in the city.  They’re going to outsource that lawn mowing work.  The mayor announcing today they are looking at a plan to outsource mowing 18 major thoroughfares in the Mobile area.  The mayor says this is a cost effective plan.   He says it will free up city workers to do other work around Mobile while the outsourcing will only tackle a problem they have four months out of the year.

“It does not make economic sense to staff up for a problem that is only here for 4 months of the year just does not make common sense to do that,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson.  No word yet on how much this will cost.  There should be a proposal in front of the city council for a vote in a few weeks.    Currently these roads only get the right-of-ways cut once every three weeks.  The mayor says outsourcing would push that up to a weekly schedule. 

Here is a list of the 18 thoroughfares that will be targeted by this contract proposal:

Main Thoroughfare Mowing:




Hwy 90

Eslava Creek

Bellingrath Road

Airport Blvd

Florida Street

W of Dawes Rd

University Blvd/Demetropolis Rd

Moffat Road

Highway 90

Hillcrest Road Mowing

Airport Boulevard

Girby Rd

Cottage Hill Road Mowing

Montlimar Creek

Hillcrest Road

Dauphin Street

Mobile St

McGregor Ave

Spring Hill Ave Mowing

N Catherine St

Mobile St

Canal Street Mowing

S Broad St

Water St

S. Claiborne Street Mowing

Monroe St

Jackson St

S. Conception Street Mowing

Jackson St

Church St

Water Street Mowing

Canal St

Beauregard St

Beauregard Street Mowing

Water St


N. Lawrence Street  Mowing

Beauregard St

Congress St

N. Broad Street Mowing

Beauregard St

Canal St

Dauphin Island Pkwy Mowing

Gosson St

Faye St

Michigan Ave Mowing

S Broad St

California St

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