He wants to change how construction project change order requests come to council for approval. More specifically, he wants a breakdown of a change order's materials and labor costs, and wants to know is the contractor and architect are charging additional fees.
What seemed a routine a change order request presented Tuesday evening turned into a lengthy policy and procedure discussion.
"This was an issue of the council before I came on," Reagan said.
The councilman voiced frustration with costs that are added on to construction projects after they have been bid, the costs approved and the contracts awarded.
Tuesday's request was for installation of an exhaust fan and five thermostats at
However, this change order request -- the fifth one to date for the project -- for
A change order comes about when during a construction or renovation project, an item or items not included in the bid and contract are found and approval for the additional material, labor and other costs must be approved by the governing board.
City Finance Director
Moran said it made sense, and would be loess costly, to go ahead and replace those items now while work is underway.
Reagan questioned why the fan was not previously tested and included in the original bid.
"These are actually things that need to be done," Moran said. "We vetted this to make sure it was necessary."
Reagan suggested that
Moran said he believed the item brought to council Tuesday included the cost of materials and labor, but could not say for sure since there was no cost breakdown provided.
"I will get that for you," Moran told Reagan.
"Everybody else gets a cut and the city will pay," said Reagan of the practice. "It's insane to me."
Asked for legal input, City Attorney
"You would have had to approve them anyway," Gault said.
Wright moved to approve the request, with Underwood seconding. They along with Allen voted in favor, while Reagan opposed approval. Council members
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