POSTED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:33am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 11:44am
Longview, TX — A man who served on Pine Tree ISD’s bond development committee blames a year-long delay in completion of the new athletic complex on members of the school board whom, he believes, ignored recommendations of the committee.
Bids for the complex in April were $2 million over budget, requiring the district to scale down the plans and re-bid the project, budgeted at $15.4 million.
“At some point, the board of trustees need to make some decisions and move forward because it is ridiculous to have this project delayed this long because it does nothing but drive up the cost,” said Greg Hulett, who served on Pine Tree ISD’s bond development committee despite opposing the 2010 bond.
Originally intended to be ready by October, the athletic complex is now slated to open in 2013-14.
Read more  from the Longview News-Journal.