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Delay causes increased sewer project costs

By Wayne Allen

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Wayne Allen


Common Staff Writer


On Thursday the Scioto County Commissioners signed an amended agreement with Strand Associates to extend their involvement in the Eden Park Sanitary Sewer project into next year.


“Strand (Associates) is not only the ones who designed the Eden Park Sewer Project; they are also the inspecting authority. Since the project has run past its anticipated completion date, the additional time they (Strand Associates) have to spend on the project will be billed on an hourly basis. By their (Strand) estimate the project will be finished in May of 2014,” said Mike Crabtree, Chairman of the Scioto county Commissioners. “The original agreed amount (between Strand Associates and the county) was $343,000. They (Strand Associates) are anticipating the number of


hours not to exceed $162,000. That would bring their portion of the project to $505,000.”


Crabtree said he assumes the additional fee will be paid for out of the liquidated damages portion of the project budget.


He said original estimates had the project being completed on August 5, 2013.


“This agreement picks up on August 6 and it will run through their expected completion date. Unless things change and the project gets done quicker it (the fee) may go down,” Crabtree said.


In July Scioto County Sanitary Engineer Joe Delong reported the project was months behind schedule and the contractor would likely need more time to complete.


Once installed the system will serve about 230 residents and businesses. The system will run along Ohio 139 and Munn’s Run northeast of New Boston.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-1151, or tallen@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Wayne on Twitter @WayneallenPDT.

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