Monday, February 05, 2007

update: 3 of the 5 contracts have not been signed re: library construction (holding up start of library construction)

A number of library patrons have called for an update re: library construction. In December 5 contracts were awarded by the Town Board to contractors so that work on the library could begin. As of Monday only 2 out of the 5 contractors have signed the documents. What is holding up their signature? I am asking the Town Board to discuss this tomorrow. Hopefully, tomorrow we will have better news --and all 5 contractors will have signed the documents with attachments.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Feiner was right. We needed a project manager.

Samis was right said...

no
samis was right. this whole library concept is outdated. the library is basically a free blockbuster and over the next 5-10 years with digitalization the library as we know it will be a thing of the past but greenburgh residents (but not juettner) will be paying for a white elephant for 30 years.

Neither Feiner or Samis are right said...

Doesn't sound like either Feiner or Samis are right -- but Feiner, as town supervisor, does owe the community an explanation.

The town awarded these contracts in December. The awards were given based on bids. Because the bids themselves are fairly extensive, and negotiation is supposed to end when the bids are accepted, getting the contracts ready for formal signature is the responsibility not of a "project manager," but of the town attorney and his staff.

The town attorney reports to Feiner. Both work for the town full-time. One's appointed, the other's elected.

So, in order to find out what's delaying the signing of the contracts, all Feiner needs to do is pick up the phone or walk down the hall -- and ask the town attorney himself for an explanation.

Then, he should tell the rest of us.

Wouldn't that make a lot more sense than continuing to issue this steady drumbeat of self-serving press releases?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the library and contractors don't want the community to know what is really going on.

hal samis said...

There are issues, trust me, that have to be sorted out. That is why the Town Board has been silent.
Rather than jump the gun or post untrue statements, I am waiting to see how things go. Stay tuned.