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Friday November 6th, 2015

Posted at 3:38pm

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The City of Windsor will be exploring the contracting out of caretaking services at council this month.

In a report going to City Council on November 16th, City administration says that due to budgetary pressures, the Facilities Department initiated a review of its caretaking operations, and the possibility of contracting that service out.

They are now looking for Council’s direction to proceed with evaluating the option of contracting out caretaking services.

City owned buildings where caretaking services could be contracted out include the City Hall campus, Public Works administration, Parks, Recreation & Facilities administration, Fire Headquarters, the Windsor Justice Facility, Tilston Armoury and other Police buildings, cultural buildings, the new downtown pool, and Huron Lodge.

In total there are 100 jobs currently held by caretakers.

The report says that the market rate for contracted caretaking services can vary from $14/hr to $20/hr, depending on the scope, terms and conditions of the bid documents.

Administration says that preliminary analysis suggests that significant cost savings can be achieved by contracting out caretaking.

The full report can be found online here.

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