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LOOKING BETTER An SUV drives past tall grass in the median of Webber Street in August. File photo WITH ANOTHER VOTE ON MOWING CONTRACTS, THE COUNTY COMMISSION HOPES IT HAS PUT THE WORST OF PROBLEMS BEHIND IT By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor After less than five minutes of discussion and a unanimous vote, the Sarasota County commissioners voiced optimism last week that they had put the worst of the county���s mowing problems behind them. to April 30, 2013 and to increase the aggregate not-to-exceed amount for all the contracts from $1,058,000 to $1.4 million. Those contracts involve five separate firms: Storm Tech Inc., for the North Rural Zone; At the recommendation of Spencer L. An- Reynolds Mowing Services Inc. for the South Rural Zone; Rightderson, director of mire���s Land Services the Field Services OfInc. for the South Urfice for the county, Emails that I���ve gotten recently ban Zone; American the board authorized County Administra- have gone from ���Things look horrible��� to Neighbors Inc. for the North Urban Zone; tor Randall Reid or ���They���re looking better.��� and JLC Hauling Inc., his designee to extend Charles Hines Commissioner dba MegaMowers, for mowing contracts for Sarasota County the North Urban Zone. five county zones up

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