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City looks to privatize

November 15, 2011

SHEBOYGAN, WI — City officials have proposed the privatization of janitorial services at several city buildings, according to the Sheboygan Press.

If approved, the move would cut cleaning costs nearly in half, saving the city around $76,000, the article stated.

According to the article, the city''s Finance Committee voted to recommend that the city hire Enviro-Clean Inc. of Sheboygan to take over the janitorial duties in several of the city’s buildings.

Currently, city hall is cleaned and maintained by one full-time and two part-time workers; the full-time worker will stay on to do maintenance work while the two part-time positions will be eliminated, the article noted.

A similar proposal was voted down last year to avoid a union grievance, the article added.

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