The city of Washington, Missouri has reached a deal to close out storm water improvement project.
The city of Washington reached a settlement with a construction company in order to close out a Schulze Industrial Park storm water improvement project.
The city council recently approved a confidential settlement with Pangea Inc., reported the Washington Missourian.
According to Sal Maniaci, community and economic development director, the city and Pangea went back and forth before finally reaching an agreement. The city will pay $166,725.72 to close out the deal, according to the Washington Missourian. The city already had paid $53,234.28 for the work so far.
Washington had been withholding payment and was trying to determine the amount the contract will be adjusted because of issues with the project. The project was scheduled to be completed Mar. 31, 2018, but did not meet this deadline.
The city was making necessary storm water improvements to the industrial park through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), which was approved by the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED).
The project included filling a retention pond and then building a new retention area. During construction, Pangea did not construct swales at the new dam at the right height, reported the Washington Missourian. Due to this, the swales had to be torn out and reconstructed and the city withheld its final payment.
The city is done working with Pangea on the project and will assume any work that is left at the site.
Pangea was the lowest bidder for the project by a significant amount, according to the Washington Missourian. There were no known issues with the firm and it was approved by the state.