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County rejects bid proposals


By The Hays Daily News

The Ellis County Commission rejected bids for two projects in a special meeting Thursday afternoon at the Ellis County Courthouse.

Public bid openings were conducted for both projects earlier this week.

The bids for the remodeling project at 718 Main, site of the future administrative building, came in above the $600,000 budgeted for the project. One bid was $944,000 and the other bid was $995,000.

The six bids for construction of a new EMS/rural fire building also came in more than the $3.5 million to $3.6 million budgeted. The low bid was $3,948,000.

The county now will consult with its architect concerning the two projects before seeking new bids.