Park district accepts Oasis bid


Last updated 2/22/2023 at 11:51am

The Coulee Area Park and Recreation District voted to approve the terms of a “letter of intent” last week from Oasis Lawn Care Company to perform maintenance on the grounds of North Dam Park.

Oasis offered its services for $25,000 for the coming season, defining them in the letter, rather than bidding strictly on specifications sought in the district’s request for proposals.

“This is simply because your expectations far exceed your budget,” the Oasis letter reads. “Work outside our Letter of Intent will be billed as a separate line item or not performed if not authorized. Our work ethic and quality of work doesn’t support this concept but we cannot continue to perform work which is not compensated.”

There were no others who bid on the job, Treasurer Kevin Portch said.

Commission President Brian Warnecke said other companies he’d talked to said the original target price the commission had hoped for, $19,600, was unrealistic. “There is no way,” they told him.


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