The Warren County Commissioners opened bids for three projects during their work session Monday afternoon.
All five bids opened to install a 25-kilowatt emergency generator for a sewer pump station in Glade Township were well above the allocated $30,500 in Community Development Block Grant funds.
Commissioner John Eggleston said the project also includes a concrete block building, similar to other projects in the county, that can come prefabricated and much cheaper.
"We've installed two or three of them over the eight years I've been in office," he said. "They come in every size imaginable and they're a fraction of that cost."
Bids received for the project include Geiger Electric of Erie for $97,511; Bob Cummins Construction, Bradford, for $64,858; H. Wayne Erdyce Construction, Jamestown, Pa., for $63,150; Pure Tech of Bradford for $57,017; and Innovative Construction & Mechanical, Clarendon for $52,225.
Bids to replace sidewalks in downtown Tidioute were also received. They include Bob Cummins Construction of Bradford for $87,634; Guzik Concrete and Masonry of Union City for $75,467.50; H. Wayne Erdyce Construction of Jamestown, Pa., for $60,840; R Patti Concrete & Excavating, Jamestown, N.Y., for $60,172.50; Little Valley Construction, Little Valley, Pa., for $51,489; J&C Allied Contracting, Knox, Pa., for $47,902.40; and Heeter Enterprises, Knox, Pa., for $45,885.52.
The Redevelopment Authority demolition sites at 3 Railroad St. in Clarendon and 101050 Route 6 in Mead Township were also opened.
HH Rauh Contracting, from Lakewood, N.Y., bid the Clarendon site at $5,100 and the Mead Township site at $6,300.
Keith White Excavating bid the Clarendon site at $9,770 and the Mead Township site at $6,910.