Bids Opened for Fire Storage Building

Bids were opened Monday for a new fire storage building to be built in Elgin.
John Zwingman of Advanced Consulting Engineering Service told the Elgin City Council Monday night the low bid for the project was $325,962 submitted by Wingate Companies dba Crafts, Inc. out of Norfolk. The only other bid received, he said, was from BD Construction out of Columbus. Their bid was $389,000. Completion of the building would be 120 days from the date of the awarding of the bid.
The bid was not awarded at the meeting. Council members and Mayor Mike Schmitt agreed that they needed to meet with the Elgin Rural Fire Board to discuss the costs for the building. The meeting will likely take place sometime next week. A special council meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, March 15, beginning at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the matter further and, possibly, give the go-ahead. He said the council has 60 days to award the bid.
The cost of the fire storage building, if constructed, will be divided by the City of Elgin and the Elgin Rural Fire Board.

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