Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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ALT change order OK’d

Though the design was completed for the Auburn Lake Trails Water Treatment Plant, a change in storm water monitoring and control by the State Water Resources Control Board prompted the engineer to request a change order.

The change order for the project that has already been put out to bid was $2,400, bringing the total design contract to $405,000.

Audience member Dale Miller suggested waiting for the bids to come in.

Nevertheless the Board of Directors of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District voted 4-1 to approve the change order.

Voting no was Director Kathy Otermat. “I’ve got to agree with Dale,” she said.

“Last month this board voted to spend $12,000 on value engineering,” said Director Norm Krizl, who added he found it “ironic” that Otermat voted against the $2,000.

“It was a review of the plans,” said Board President Bonnie McLane.

Interim General Counsel John Knowlton cautioned the board that the retired engineer they hired to review the ALT plant engineer’s plans only had homeowners insurance, not a professional services insurance and bonding.

“His discussion will be a review of the plans, not value engineering,” McLane said.

“His job is just to review and comment,” Otermat said.

“It’s a good comment, John,” McLane said.

“We received a release from Psomas (the water plant project engineer),” said Director Maria Capraun.

“This is an informal vote to proceed. I’m opposed,” said Krizl. “We can’t vote. It’s not on the agenda.”

“I was just bringing it up as a point of information,” Knowlton said.

“Thank you,” McLane said.

Michael Raffety

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