EC Board of Commisioners Patience Worn Thin

December 13, 2013

Patience has finally worn thin for the Elbert County Board of Commissioners regarding the Old Rock Gym renovation project.

For nearly six months now, the county has been trying to close out the project, but due to Talbot Construction’s inability to complete the punch list laid out by the building’s architect, the county is taking matters into its own hands.

County Administrator Bob Thomas explains why the county has to go ahead and finish the remaining work on the building.

“We as you know have leased that facility for the starting in January and there are certain things that we have to have available and get ready for that lease, says Thomas.”

According to Thomas, there is between $26,000 and $27,000 worth of work remaining on the building.

He says that bids are being received from various contractors to complete that work, which he feels can be completed before the lease contract begins in January.

“We have time to do that between now and the end of the year, and have it ready. So what we are going to do is deduct that off the contractors final check, Thomas said.”

A motion was made to move forward with this course of action during Monday’s regular meeting of the board of commissioners, which passed with a unanimous 4-0 vote; Commissioner Kenneth Ashworth was not present at the meeting.