The Oak Ridge City Council had agreed to use $150,000 in red-light camera money to repair the lead-based paint on the city’s Preschool, but the low bid came in significantly lower—$24,700, Public Works Director Gary Cinder said Monday.
The five bids ranged up to about $112,000, Cinder told the Oak Ridge City Council.
The low bidder has done some of this type of work at the Preschool before, Cinder said.
The work is expected to be done by this fall. It provides what officials hope will be a temporary fix while they develop a plan to permanently repair, replace, or move the Preschool. [Read more…]