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Courthouse incurs $4M in 'unforeseen' costs


Project still within $100M budget



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June 17, 2014
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — As the courthouse and jail near completion, change orders were submitted amounting to nearly $4 million.

But the project is still on track and within the $100 million overall budget scope.

Project manager Joe Lee, of Carter Goble Lee, told the Forsyth County Jail and Courthouse project team that the change orders were due to "unforeseen conditions" ($1.5 million); construction document design reconciliation ($1.2 million) and enhancements ($1.3 million).

The project remains within the approved budget, Lee told the courthouse/jail team at their June 10 meeting.

As far as construction, there were 16 working days added at no cost to the courthouse schedule due to weather.

"We've had one of the wettest year-and-a-half that we've had in a long, long time," Lee said.

The jail construction has been delayed by 54 days due to the high water table and the dewatering system installation, Lee said.

The inmate housing construction will move up, so that the overall jail move-in dates remain on schedule.

"We are going to move up construction of the housing units, and we will train in the housing units in the jail," Lee said.

Other cost increases were due to adding an offsite sanitary relief sewer and unsuitable soil near existing jail.

Another large expense was changing the air conditioning system ($200,000) and adding improvements to Mason Street.

Mayor H. Ford Gravitt requested the $3,998,061 in change orders be provided by line item.

"We have to take everybody's word for it; we get no comps," Gravitt said. "That's why we want a line-item break down."

FH 06-18-14

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    That's how you watch the taxpayer's money!
    June 17, 2014 | 05:29 PM

    Mayor H. Ford Gravitt requested the $3,998,061 in change orders be provided by line item. "We have to take everybody's word for it; we get no comps," Gravitt said. "That's why we want a line-item break down."

    That's why the City of Cumming is in better financial shape than the county government. Even though this is a county project, I'm sure glad to have Mayor Gravitt watching over things.

    Those five Commissioners wouldn't know how to do something like this if their lives depended on it. They'd just sign off and get back to pandering.

    Thanks Mayor! We do appreciate how you look after us!

    J. Meaders
    Cumming
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