The Algood City Council stopped short of awarding a bid for the fire hall expansion project last night.
The city chose to table the agenda item because the low bid came back a little higher than expected. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the project is still alive though.
“The architect is going to work with the low bidder at the direction of the council to see where we can save some money and bring that project in at budget,” Morrison said.
Once the project gets completed, the fire hall will hold three double bays along with new training space. It will also allow Putnam County EMS to have a second bay to run a 24-hour ambulance service out of the current station.
The low bid came in at $722,000, which is around $220,000 over budget.