Council To Hold Special Meeting On Police Station

The Redding City Council will hold a special meeting on Monday to award a contract for the construction of the new police station at city hall. The low bid of 5.7 Million Dollars was received from Randy Hill Construction of Chico. A protest was filed by the second-lowest bidder, Larry Mack Construction. The protest concerns a mathematical error made by Hill when they submitted their bid. The city says it's inconsequential, but Mack, which had a bid about 65-Thousand Dollars over Hill's, is still threatening legal action. The total budget for the project is 7.4 Million Dollars. The station will be built off the west side of city hall.

Also at Monday's meeting, the city will be asked to apply for a federal grant to complete the traffic improvements at Oasis Road that are needed to accommodate the large shopping center to be built there.