With bids coming in higher than expected, the Clintonville Common Council voted Tuesday night to reject the three proposed bids for the 9th St. sidewalk reconstruction.
“I don’t want to have this issue loom over our heads any longer than possible, but I also just want to make sure we’re covering ourselves,” said Alderperson Brad Rokus. “In the past, if we were not going to award the bid that’s been presented, then they get rejected and re-bid.”
Alderperson Rokus brought forth the motion to reject the three bids proposed to the city after there was discussion about whether or not to reach out to all three bidders, or the lowest.
The sidewalk on 9th St. has been closed since last April because of a fire inspection that revealed the bottom of the concrete was exposed in the basement of the adjacent buildings that run underneath the sidewalk. It’s believed water damage is the reason for the concrete falling apart.