The strange case of Wayman Adkins and his two contractor suitors is not nearly as controversial, but the costs of the county decision may be steep nonetheless. Meanwhile, Harry Pepper & Associates and Wayman Adkins are gearing up for work on the grit chamber and odor control building. Says Smith: "The bottom line here is real simple. We offered to do a job for a fair price." But because Adkins, he charges, exploited the black enterprise program, "you and me A the taxpayers of Dade County -- are going to be paying $2.3 million more for a project than we should have. And that stinks.