Fate of water treatment bid decided at special council meeting

By Rachel Terry
Advocate News Staff

At a special Greenville city council meeting, the fate of the hotly contested water treatment bids was decided. Mayor Barber recommended that the council reject all bids, not wanting to cave in from a lawsuit threat.

Union representatives appeared at the regular city council meeting to urge the council to accept the second lowest bidder. Roger McDowell of Local 622 said that most local workers support awarding the project to River City. Andrew Grunloh, of Grunloh Builders, stated that it would be illegal to award the project to River City and that Grunloh will utilize a majority of union contractors such as electricians and concrete. For more information see the July 7, 2023 edition of The Greenville Advocate.