The City Council and City Administration discussed the Riverwalk Change order number one for contracted work proceeding at the Riverwalk. The additional work removing the contaminated soil will cost an additional $227,765. The City will not pay for the additional work but the grant from the County will pay for it. The contractor is ready to do the work. There is a second change order coming up that is a deduction of $3, 500.
Ed Simpson, “And when was this put out to bid?
Rob Barry, “Back in March or April of 2009, I believe.”
Ted Reed (City Manager), “At the time Buchart Horn submitted the application to DEP there was a box marked whether or not there was contaminated soil. Buchart Horn put in there, no. As DEP was reviewing it and we put out the bid DEP found, I believe it was July, that, that mark was incorrect. And it was at that time it was advised that the contaminated soil would be required to be studied. The City hired Geo Tech… to do the environmental analysis provided to the Council, which showed that there was very little contamination in the soil and that would require an amendment to the contract. And would require a change order when we got to the part where we were removing the soil…This was part of the overall Flats. It wasn’t just the Riverwalk…
City Councilperson Ingrid Jones, “Hold their feet to the fire”.