Condition assessment, recommendations, and cost estimate for work: $500,000.00Latest bid came in at $112K, so first bid probably didn't get the job.
* Does NOT include any carpet replacement.
And apparently NO carpet required replacement.
Meanwhile the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel threw up another Capitol damages story late Friday night, which is much harder to find right now than the initial screaming "Capitol security costs pass $7.8 million" top-of-the-index-page headline was. Reports the MJS:
The recent huge protests at the Capitol did an estimated $270,000 in wear and tear to the building — less than 4% of an early damage estimate given by Gov. Scott Walker's administration.Well, no, because the $269,550* includes $108,500 for "exterior repair," $3,100 for "ongoing repairs," $30,500 for "custodial services," $1,900 for "photography," and $13,800 for the "assessment," leaving $111,750 in "wear and tear to the building."
So it's actually 0.018625% of the early damage estimate.
Apples to apples, people. Shrubs are neither part of the building nor the building's interior, unless you count GOP Sen. Glenn Grothman.
But constructors had him condemned and sold off for scrap years ago.
* Some of the interior damage is actually attributed to people in wheelchairs, if you can believe that. No winning "optics" in there.