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RESOLUTION NO. 93 -81 <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br />OF NEWPORT BEACH APPROVING AN AGREEMENT WITH <br />WEST COAST ARBORISTS, INC., FOR CITY TREE <br />TRIMMING SERVICES. <br />•WHEREAS, the City Council has determined that it is in the <br />public interest to enter into a Contract with private business to <br />provide maintenance services for City owned trees; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council has approved a Memorandum of <br />Understanding with the City of Newport Beach Employees League, <br />which resolves the effects of privatization of the City's street <br />tree maintenance operations; <br />WHEREAS, Section 421 of the Newport Beach City Charter <br />authorizes the City Council to authorize the City Manager to bind <br />the City with a written Contract for the acquisition of services <br />included within the budget approved by the City Council. The <br />authorization may impose a monetary limit on the City Manager's <br />authority; <br />WHEREAS, the City policy and purchasing procedures authorize <br />the Council to waive formal bidding procedures for contracts which <br />provide services to the City; <br />WHEREAS, in January, 1993, the City of Tustin developed bid <br />specifications and solicited bids to qualified business entities <br />which offer tree maintenance services to provide such services for <br />the City of Tustin; <br />WHEREAS, the City of Tustin awarded a Contract to West Coast <br />Arborists, Inc., as the lowest responsible bidder; <br />WHEREAS, West Coast Arborists, Inc., has offered to the City <br />of Newport Beach the same terms, conditions, and costs to perform <br />the tree maintenance services as the Contract awarded pursuant to <br />• formal bidding procedures by the City of Tustin; <br />WHEREAS, the City Council determines that in approving the <br />Contract with the same cost for services as obtained through the <br />City of Tustin bidding process is the most cost efficient and time <br />saving manner to obtain tree maintenance services, for the City of <br />Newport Beach; <br />