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Bainbridge council finds new unsatisfactory construction

Friday, September 14, 2012

BAINBRIDGE -- If being unsatisfied with the construction from one project wasn't enough, the Bainbridge Town Council will now have more to fret about.

After struggling for more than a year to get repairs done for the East Point Park walking trail to get it up to specification, the council is now looking at problems with the recently completed Washington Street storm sewer.

Specs called for four inches of pure top soil to be spread and seeded where the construction occurred.

The summer drought prevented seed from taking root, and August rain washed away the top soil, revealing large chucks of rock and debris that will make it impossible for grass to grow.

Assistant utility superintendent Troy Ellis said he talked to the construction engineer last month and made him aware of the problem.

Council president Chuck McElwee vowed that the company won't get its final payment until the issue is settled.

Resolving it could be another issue, and if recent precedent holds, it could take a long time to resolve.

Bainbridge is in a legal battle with Steve Land over an alleged unsatisfactory job with the walking trail in East Point Park.

The one-third mile asphalt trail is reportedly cracked and not at the desired thickness in many places.

Land received notice of the lawsuit this month, more than a year after the town first began looking at the problem.

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