The Live Oak Community Redevelopment Agency rejected the bids on the project at Tuesday’s meeting, which would have added landscaping and bulb outs to the Court Street corridor in downtown.
The low bid received was $83,774.06, which was more than $30,000 above the amount the board had budgeted for the project.
The board had previously rejected the bids on the project in January with staff then making minor modifications before rebidding it.
Curtis told the board, in response to a question from board member Bruce Tillman, that the bids increased by about $10,000 since that earlier rejection.
“Clearly at the numbers that continue, at least twice now, to be well outside the budget, we can not recommend that you authorize approval of this project, at least the way it’s structured,” City Manager Ron Williams said.