Spray Field Invitation for Bids

Sealed bids, subject to the conditions contained herein, will be received by the City of Cottondale, Florida until 12:00 p.m. Local time, July 07, 2017 and then publicly opened and read at 6:00 p.m., July 10, 2017 at the City of Cottondale Commission Room, 2659-B Front Street, Cottondale, Florida 32431 for furnishing all labor and materials necessary to cut, bale, and remove grass from approximately 65 acres. Contract negotiable. The winner of bid will be expected to use proper farming practices when using pesticides and herbicides that will meet standard DEP Regulations. The project area can be inspected by appointment by calling the City of Cottondale at (850)352-4361. The right is reserved, as the interest of the City may require, to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality in bids received.
Envelope containing bids must be sealed, marked, and addressed as follows and delivered to the

City of Cottondale, City Hall
“Bids for Spray field”
2659 Front Street
P.O. Box 398
Cottondale, Florida 32431

Now Hiring – Public Works Director

A public works director supervises the activities of various departments within the public works sector. These departments might include streets, sanitation, parks/grounds, engineering, utilities and equipment maintenance. In general, the director oversees the physical facilities of Cottondale and any services that enable a community to function. A public works director works under the direction of the city commissioners and provides administrative assistance to the city clerk.

One main aspect of a director’s work is the ability to develop long-term programs that enhance the community. Additionally, the director is responsible for reviewing the public works staff. The director assigns work to the staff.  The director analyzes completed projects against the budget in order to track the group’s spending and the success of the project.  Public works directors are responsible for assessing employees and establishing the criteria for which their employees are assessed. Directors continually monitor the progress of their staff, provide guidance for employees who receive low evaluations and, in some cases, provide alternate work plan. It’s also essential that public works directors follow the purchasing policy when hiring outside vendors. They may have to create bid specifications and recommend vendors for projects. Directors are ultimately responsible for ensuring that all work is completed properly by contractors, vendors and public works staff members. They may also have to answer questions from the general public and relay all feedback with the utmost tact.

Applicants must be eligible for Class A CDL and Inmate supervision

Please stop by City Hall to pick up an application.