The Madison City Commission has rejected the bids submitted for the renovation of the city’s water building.  Commissioners on Monday rejected the four bids that had been submitted by contractors because they came in higher than what commissioners had budgeted for the project.  The water building that was to be renovated is located along Highland Avenue in Madison.  

Utilities Director Brad Lawrence explained why the bids were higher.

The lowest bid submitted for the project was at close to 259-thousand dollars and the highest was 289-thousand dollars.  

According to the bid advertisement,the renovation project was to include concrete demolition and pouring, insulation installation, liner panel install and door replacement, both walk-in and garage type.