Concrete To Be Poured Tuesday On Ditch At Long-Stalled LIC South Project

Monday, September 23, 2013

Cleveland City Manager Janice Casteel said concrete is set to be poured on Tuesday at a ditch by a road at the long-stalled LIC South project.

She said an agreement was finally reached with contractor Steve Williams to do the work at a price under the $180,000 estimate by Miller McCoy Engineers. The contractor initially had a much higher estimate.

The subcontractor is Simpson Construction Company.

Work got back underway last Thursday, but was halted when there was a downpour on Saturday. Ms. Casteel said 1.7 inches of rain was measured at the site near Brymer Creek that has been muddied by runoff from the project.

The work, in conjunction with TDOT, involves providing new interstate access near the U.S. 64 exit to planned new industrial park sites on either side of the freeway.

The Cleveland City Council put off paying the latest invoice from a Nashville firm that was hired to monitor the LIC South construction site. Councilman Richard Banks questioned whether the firm had someone on site for all the days listed. He said the city was being charged "for nine straight days."

A payment to Smith Seckman Reid for a $54,000 change order was delayed.

The firm got $1,105 per day for the monitoring. Officials said the firm was to be at the site two days a week as well as any day that it rained.

Mayor Tom Rowland swore in new police officers Matthew E. Landolt and Taylor F. Thompson.

The council decided against annexing 64.4 acres on Freewill Road, including Prospect Apartments and a section of I-75 right of way. The Planning Commission had voted 8-0 to recommend denial.

Officials said the main push for the annexation was to obtain sewer service, and the Bradley County Board of Education has made that possible.


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