Charles City, Iowa – Floyd County’s $14 million law enforcement center and courthouse update project is at a near standstill for the start of construction work.
Hopes for the project to take a step forward Monday morning at the board of supervisors were stymied as they rejected the lone bid for grading and site work.
Worth nearly half-a-million dollars, it came in at double project estimates according to construction manager Sid Samules.
Cole Excavating’s lone submission left the supervisors with two decisions, either reject the bid and include it into the next bid package or pay the premium.
Samules says the latter would give the project the start.
Concerned about the overall cost of the project, the supervisors approved the rejection and instructed Samules to include the work in the second bid package. It’s scheduled to be released later this month or early September.