Storm line repairs cause headaches for city commission
By Jessica Fairley
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:42:13 GMT — Albany city officials are asking commissioners to approve additional funds for an emergency repair to a storm sewer line on Jefferson Street. Commissioner Tommie Postell says the contractor messed up the project now they are asking the city to pay them to fix it.This was an Oxford Construction mistake says Postell. He asks "why do we have to pay the full price for them to cleanup the project when they made the problem?"City Manager James Taylor says although what Oxford did caused a problem, the question is whether or not they are liable. He says this is something city attorneys will have to address.The project that originally cost $25,000 is going to cost almost $80,000. Jefferson sewage is a Georgia Department of Transportation project. The city is trying to get GDOT to pay.Commissioner Ivey Hines wants to know why are we going to back Oxford to fix project. City officials say if we don't use a company approved by GDOT, the city may not be able to recoup funds for project.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!
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