BAINBRIDGE -- Sometimes, one inch is just an inch too thin.
The town of Bainbridge has decided to pursue legal action against Land and Sons Construction for allegedly mishandling the work done to the town's walking trail.
Treasurer Jason Hartman said Wednesday night that after core samples of the path were taken, they came in at varying thicknesses, and overall, that did not meet the details of the contract.
"They're not going to do anything that will satisfy me," board president Richard Cope said "They're dragging their feet."
According to the contract, the path was supposed to be 2.5 inches thick throughout the trail, with a two-year workmanship guarantee. However, core samples ranged between one and two inches. This would explain why weeds have grown through and along the sides of the path, according to photographs taken by the town.
The town has attempted to contact and work out a deal with Land and Sons since March. However, the town did not accept the company's initial offer of repairing the path but forcing the town to cover the cost of building materials.
Since that offer, Hartman said he has not been able to reach the company or its lawyer.
The trail will still receive improvements in the spring regardless as the town's parks and recreation department will order workout equipment for the area. The department is also working on building a fence to keep livestock and animals from the trail's neighbors from getting into the site.
The board also voted 2-0 to adopt the 2011 budget during the final reading. Nothing was changed as of the initial reading during the board's last meeting on Aug. 12.
Board member Chuck McElwee did not attend the meeting.