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New Bids Save City $10,000

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Pinnacle Construction Awarded New City Hall Project

By Joe Foreman, Editor

      Pinnacle Construction will serve as the city of Glenwood's general contractor for the first phase of the renovation project at the new City Hall after all, but the Glenwood-based company will be paid about $10,000 less than originally anticipated.
    The city council voted unanimously to accept Pinnacle’s bid of $120,778 (plus $1,806 for an additional door swing) at its regular meeting last Tuesday, May 8. Pinnacle's proposal was almost $8,000 less than the bid submitted by Lincoln, Neb.-based Rogge Construction. Last month, Pinnacle was awarded the project for $130,814, but new bids were sought after city attorney Matt Woods determined proper protocol had not been followed by city officials and state law had been violated in the initial bid-letting process. Mark Hughes Construction, a Glenwood firm that submitted the low bid of $130,000 in April, did not seek the project this time around.
    Pinnacle’s latest bid was accepted at the recommendation of Michael Carlson of JEO Consulting Group. Pinnacle will be required to have the project completed by July 16 or face financial penalties.
    The new City Hall will be in a two-story building on the southeast corner of Town Square that formerly housed the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. It will be occupied by city administrative staff, Glenwood Municipal Utilities employees and the Glenwood Police Department. The building will also house the city council chambers. The first phase of the project being carried out by Pinnacle is renovation of the top floor of the building.