City receives three bids for new city hall renovations

Published on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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City officials have released the names of three contractors who submitted bids for renovation work necessary for Blaine city hall to move into the Banner Bank building.

City staff have been preparing since early spring to move city hall into the Banner Bank building at the corner of Martin and 4th streets. The city officially purchased the building in March, and city staff plan to start moving into the new space by September.

Renovations to the building’s third and fourth floors will be needed before  the move can begin, and three contractors have submitted bids for the work. Ferndale-based Emerald Builders, Inc., submitted the lowest bid with $306,900, which is about $17,000 lower than the second-lowest bid.

City officials have budgeted about $400,000 for the renovations. I wrote more extensively about the renovations here, but briefly, the changes will mostly involve reconfiguring the fourth floor to fit both new city council chambers and the city’s municipal court.

The agenda for Monday’s city council meeting has not been released yet, but city council members will most likely vote to accept Emerald Builders’ bid then. See the three bids listed in a city document below.

Bids for New Blaine City Hall Renovation Work


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