A rendering shows what Green Lake’s water tower will look like once it’s repaired and painted.
A rendering shows what Green Lake’s water tower will look like once it’s repaired and painted.

The bids are in, and Green Lake’s water tower repair and repainting will cost the city at least $223,100.

That figure was the low bid out of seven that Public Works Director Glen McCarty presented Monday to the city’s Council of the Whole.

The highest bid topped out at $303,534, with the average sitting at $272,173.

The low bid, from Atlanta-based national company Utility Service Co., Inc., could be approved by the council at its regular monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 12.

MSA Professional Services — the company the council tabbed last summer to oversee the project — “is recommending” approval of the lowest bidder, McCarty told the council.

Despite the big price tag, the bids could have been even more if the city had chosen additional options.

Read more about the water tower project and an update on the city's new industrial park in the Feb. 8, 2018 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.