City Tables Bid Award

Toccoa City Commissioners will look at an issue regarding bids for fire department living quarters and office renovations at a future meeting.

The city opened the three bids last month.

The low bid came from Andrews Construction Company at about $38,000.

However, Andrews Construction then contacted the city on June 26 to withdraw its bid, stating that since submitting the bid, the company has received other jobs and will not have the time available to do the job.

The next lowest bid was Ivester Construction at just under $52,000.

After a motion to reject all of the bids and re-bid the project failed in a 3-2 vote, commissioners agreed to table the matter in order to allow the city attorney to review any potential legal obligations the low bidder may have even after withdrawing the bid.

City officials note that the project is not time-sensitive and SPLOST money will pay for the work.

In other news from Monday’s city commission meeting, the commission unanimously voted to re-appoint Gary Donahue and Wayne Perry to the city’s Alcohol Beverage Control board, while also unanimously voting to make Derek Demmler a new appointment to the ABC board.