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Bids for county facility are 72% over budget

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By Tracy Harris

Plans for new road and recycling buildings went off the road when officials opened project bids at the Feb. 7 fiscal court meeting.

“We’re all in shock over the prices that came in,” said Magistrate Brent Likins, chair of the building construction and maintenance committee last week.

Bids for the project arrived at a stunning 72 percent over budget — the lowest bid is about $5 million. Estimates by Godsey Associates Architects put the project at about $2.9 million.


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