County rejects late pantry project bid

Commissioners decided not to allow a later bidder for a project to improve a building at the Humboldt Senior Center for use as the food pantry. The late bid was due to a miscommunication but came after others were revealed and was about half the cost.

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December 6, 2022 - 2:08 PM

Allen County Road and Bridge Director Mark Griffith speaks Tuesday with county commissioners about buying a refurbished road patching machine. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

After hearing from local residents, Allen County commissioners decided not to allow a late bidder for a project at the Humboldt Senior Center.

The county plans to remodel a building on the property for use by the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Bids were revealed at a Nov. 22 meeting for electrical, HVAC and construction work.

The next week, Joe Weiner told commissioners he was unable to bid on the construction portion because of a miscommunication, and submitted a bid that was about half the cost of the lowest bid. 

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