— As the push to outsource custodial services continues, the city of Haverhill recently received a bid of $396,000 per year to clean four city buildings and the
The three-year contract from S.J. Services
, which would be $46,000 cheaper if the city provides its own cleaning supplies, will increase by $9,000 in its second year and another $11,000 in the final year, the story stated.
Haverhill Mayor James Fiorentini
, a strong proponent for the custodial outsourcing who recently expressed his embarrassment
over the uncleanliness of Haverhill High School, claims the city can save upwards of $100,000 each year by privatizing its custodial services, the story noted.
The city would ideally like to hire S.J. Services by July 1 so the savings can be realized in the upcoming fiscal year budget, but will likely see resistance from the union representing the custodians and from community members, the story added.