PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - The Jackson County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to negotiate a new contract with Mississippi Mosquito Control, the company that currently serves the county.
Its proposal was not the lowest offer, but supervisors said Monday that 19 years of experience and other qualifications made it the best offer.
Supervisors say the company proposed putting out more trucks than the competitor and has a history of quick response and thorough investigation of complaints.
The contract is about $400,000 annually.
Supervisor John McKay told The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/QQSiBl) he voted no, because the competition was 10% cheaper.
Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com
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