June 7-- The apparent low bid to rennovate the former Winn-Dixie building for a new Vidalia police headquarters is higher than officials expected.
Bids from eight contractors were opened Tuesday afternoon at Vidalia city hall.
City manager Bill Torrance says the $1.6 million bid by Copper Construction Company of Vidalia is about a hundred thousand dollars more than the city had budgeted. The project is being funded by sales tax collections.
The city council has a called meeting Thursday morning at eleven o'clock to consider project cutbacks or to authorize additonal funding.
Copper also submitted a low bid of $367,000 to build offices for the Mayor and council and council chambers in the complex. It also priced a small mall area in the building at nearly $35,000.
If everything works out, the project would be completed in about nine months.