The city public safety committee Tuesday recommended rejecting an $89,900 bid by a company that sought to paint the grandstands of Bowman Field.
The bid submitted by ARS Painting Inc., of Bridgeville, was to provide paint that would cover the underside and canopy of the grandstands at the ballpark.
However, the price was considered about $45,000 higher than what the city officials had estimated it would cost.
"I just think $89,9000 is way out of the picture," said William C. Wright, general manager of the city Streets and Parks Department.
The next bid will be reviewed in early spring, he said.
The painting includes spray and rolled applications.
Councilman N. Clifford "Skip" Smith said the higher-than-estimated bid price may have had to do with the prevailing wage.
"People around here don't get that kind of money," Smith said. "Guess who pays it - the taxpayer does," he said.