The Clark County Board of Health voted to hire a Madison County construction firm to rebuild the back of the health department building.
In a special meeting Tuesday night, the board voted unanimously to hire L.W. Coffey Construction for the project after it submitted the low bid of $172,900. Director Scott Lockard said the project, which includes replacing the back wall to the building, had been estimated at $200,000.
The next lowest bid was from Moore and Gabbard at $201,675. The remaining three bids were all more than $235,000.
The board’s approval was contingent upon checking the company’s references, Lockard said. If the two low bids can’t be accepted, the board would have to meet again because the other bids were so far above the estimates, he said.
The project will correct an issue from the 31-year-old building settling, which caused the back wall to begin pulling away from the rest of the building. Lockard said the problem is not enough to have the building condemned, but needs to be fixed immediately.