Lawmaker wants to discuss Fla. dredging delays with Corps of Engineers

05/1/2013 | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

A U.S. congressman from Florida has requested a meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers to determine why a creek-dredging project is only 20% complete after three years of work and a cost of $5 million to the Corps of Engineers and more than $3 million to the city of Clearwater, Fla. The Corps of Engineers has removed two contractors from the job and has settled a wrongful-termination claim with one of them. "The Army Corps of Engineers selected the contractor and subsequently terminated that contractor. Yet the city is being told it will be responsible for payment to the contractor. It is unclear to me why the corps should not be responsible for these costs," the congressman wrote in a letter to the Corps of Engineers.

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