Early this week good government circles were buzzing here after the Bay-Waveland School Board meeting and the disclosures that were made regarding the renovations to Bay High Stadium. I pass the field several times daily and noticed the dirt heaps with no activity for weeks. Thanks to an Hancock County Alliance for Good Government email blast and Dwayne Bremer’s account of the meeting for the Seacoast Echo I have a few things to point out and highlight. This is from Dwayne’s story:
Architect Taylor Guild said problems with the field began because of wet conditions and the water table underneath the field……….
“The excavated soil was wet,” Guild said. “It went from bad to worse.”
Guild suggested a change order to the project, which he said will allow the contractor to finish the field in time for Bay High’s first scheduled home game on Aug. 29.
Guild suggested excavating another 12 inches of soil, overlaying that with cloth and sand, and then adding 12 inches of crushed limestone on top before covering it with the artificial turf……
The school board ultimately approved the change order, but asked why soil samples were not taken before construction began.
No soil samples????? If I had a client of mine tell me such a tale my immediate reaction would be something like “Oh My!!!!” “Hmmmm!!!!” After hearing of the disaster first hand here is the word used by the Hancock County Alliance for Good Government: Continue reading “Bay High School Stadium a Major Fail: Local Alliance for Good Government drops the “I Bomb””