The funding comes from the 2008 SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax). The latest bid award went to C.W. Matthews Contracting in the amount of $1,141,067.71, with an additional not to exceed amount of $58,942.29 to cover any changes.
The bid, even with the additional amount for changes, came in below the $1.2 million the city had budgeted for the resurfacing projects. The bid from C.W. Matthews, of Marietta, was more than $100,000 lower than the next lowest bid and more than $1 million below the third bid, based on documents provided by the city.
There are projects in each of the city’s six commission districts as part of Phase II resurfacing from the 2008 SPLOST.
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