KENTWOOD — The Kentwood City Commission voted 4-3 against contracting with Grand Rapids Building Services to provide custodial services. The contracting was estimated to save the city $150,000 annually, according to the Kentwood Advance. The city is looking to save in order to close a budget deficit of $290,000.

The city currently has five full-time custodians that receive an average of $17.11 per hour while GRBS pays an average of $9.24, the Kentwood Advance reported.

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