By JULIE E. GREENE
Callas Contractors Inc. won the low bid to reconstruct Public Square this summer.
Council members voted 4-0 to approve the $381,213 bid contingent upon the state distributing $200,000 of federal funding to the city for the project and release of the city's community development block grant money.
The total cost of the project is expected to be $455,000, said City Engineer Bruce Johnston.
If the city gets the full federal funding, it will have $655,000 available for the project at the intersection of Washington and Potomac streets.
Council members William Breichner, Mark Jameson, Fred Kramer and Lewis Metzner approved the contract. Councilwoman Susan Saum-Wicklein abstained from voting because she owns a business, Saum's Jewelers, adjacent to Public Square.