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Zeeland City Council Forced to Reopen City Hall Repair Contract Bidding


ZEELAND, MI (WHTC) - The adage, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t,” can apply to municipal government as anything in life these days.

Such is the case in Zeeland, where a non-profit group claiming that it could make needed repairs to City Hall for less than 59 hundred dollars had to retract its bid. New Day Property Services, a ministry of Holland-based Ridge Point Community Church, told city officials that it could replace old caulking from windows to prevent leaking, grinding out deteriorated mortar, and replacing or repairing cracked bricks, but that it would cost more, admitting that it had initially bid too low when it won the contract.

Council members last night decided to reopen the bidding process and took the next lowest bid from commercial concern Premier Caulking and Waterproofing, which was for 29 thousand dollars. That was seven thousand more than what was budgeted for, so Council is expected to amend the spending plan to accommodate the necessary repairs.