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As long as they pass the savings ($400,000 +$125,000 rent for a total of $525,000) onto the taxpayers, I say lets get rid of the free wood chips. If you want wood chips, go out and buy them instead of expecting the rest of us to pay for your landscaping.
Once again, once you make something free people believe that they are entitled to that handout. Now, you have competition for the same resource and the residents lose. Too bad.
I agree. Plus a good portion of the people getting the free chips aren't even from Mpls. A good idea that has run its course. Time to retire it.
I've landscaped my whole front yard, live in MPLS and didn't expect the city to pay for it. I bought my own mulch, had it delivered and that's that. Typical system users....take take take.
Back in the day, my buddy Hoppy and me would make late night pick-ups of city wood chips, and the next day, we would cruise the third-ring suburbs looking for folks doing landscaping, and we would offer to sell the wood chips. It paid for our gas and a 12-pak of Old Milwaukee. I call that a win-win for all concerned.
Some tree services will deliver free wood chips to your home free of buck thorn. Call around, especially services based in Chaska.
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