County officials cite issues with project contractor
POSTED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 6, 2012 - 8:14pm
County commissioners met in special session Thursday to determine a course of action regarding performance issues with RBR Construction, the company contracted to renovate the county courthouse.
Commissioners met in executive session for more than an hour. When special session reconvened, commissioners authorized Robert Davis, an attorney with Flowers Davis PLLC, Tyler, to draft and forward a letter to RBR Construction citing “inadequate performance” as contractor for the courthouse renovation project.
“Nothing is in its final form. The Court has authorized me to draft a letter to RBR addressing performance issues while under contract with the county,” Davis said.
He declined to reveal specific issues.
Commissioners’ Court was to meet in special session at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The lone agenda item is listed as, “Consider hiring an interim Construction Superintendent to complete Courthouse Restoration Project.”
RBR project manager Kenath Hawkins’ final day on the project was Friday.
In other business, commissioners awarded a contract to Bryan and Bryan Asphalt Road Oil Company, Henderson, Texas. to supply the county’s cracked road oil.
Bryan and Bryan submitted a bid of $109.52 per barrel of refined road oil.
Blazer Resurfacing submitted a bid to supply road oil for $79.25 per barrel. The bid was rejected because the road oil Blazer offered to supply was not refined.