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Marietta officials clash over project bids

September 25, 2013

During Tuesday afternoon's meeting of Marietta City Council's lands, buildings and parks committee, tempers flared about a procedural issu....

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McCabe

Sep-25-13 6:29 AM

To late to clash the damage has already been done . None of these council members have a clue about building,contrating etc. everything they touch end up costing us way to much in extras or unforseen costs. Oh sorry there is one and he did try and that was Denver he questioned contrats on the Armory and was shut down by these same clashing councilmen but he was right and they were wrong and it cost us a lot extra . I wounder what Denver had to say probably not much he dosn't want to come underatack this one is going to cost us alot extra too . I don't blame Denver for not running again it's hard to work with Councilmen with open mouths and closed ears.

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hockeypuck

Sep-25-13 7:00 AM

Imagine that, members of the clowncil arguing. And lo, good old Vuk is at the center of it. Too bad Shive is no longer there to join him in the fun.

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watchdog1

Sep-25-13 11:53 AM

Just the heading of this article, "Marietta Officials Clash", is really all that needed to be said as it seems to be the norm for every topic the address.

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DevilsAdvocate

Sep-25-13 11:58 AM

Wow, three local contracting companies to do the work. That seems like a wonderful thing for the city to deomonstrate. The bad news, they must not have been the right three local contracting companies that council members hang around with in the business world or after hours one. As an OBTW, way to kill off that 4th ward company's opportunity for some work.

I believe it is fine to chase the dollar for accountability, but at what cost? Is this group so controlling and micromanaging that a dollar can't be spent without the council's blessing? If so, why isn't this town bursting at its seams with millions?

Also, when did Hawaiian Tropic get into the ac business? Let's hope that was an oversite.

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RealityInTheMOV

Sep-25-13 1:31 PM

I'm assuming they meant "Tropic Air", lol.

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hockeypuck

Sep-25-13 7:31 PM

The clowncil, the clowncil, the cloooowncil.

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Tessie

Sep-26-13 9:49 AM

The fight isn't among council. The fight is because the city administration, and in this case the engineering department, did not follow the city's rules in the bid process. There are three separate jobs to be completed by three different contractors. That means nine bids should have been solicited, three for each of the jobs. But the department failed to get those bids. The council is to act as an overseer of how the city's money is spent. To ignore its own ordinances is to not hold the city as responsible as they do you or me.

Maybe the administration is getting pay back for consistently choosing contractors from out of the area, instead of locals who have a vested interest in the city. Payback's a b*tch. But those accountable for the current problem aren't council, they're administration.

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