By JULIE ZEEB -DN Staff Writer
Posted: 11/29/2010 08:00:40 AM PST
CORNING, CA – A second change order has been issued for the Rodger’s Theatre Improvement Project, which was awarded to Don Azevedo Construction of Chico at the Sept. 28 council meeting.
The project includes re-roofing, insulation improvements, the installation of structural support, minor concrete and wood demolition and construction.
The change order, for the amount of just less than $2,000, addresses a plan omission in which a new pipe was not labeled new and it was assumed there was a pipe there that needed minor extension.
There will be a change in the number of amps since PG&E allows a maximum of 400 amps for overhead service, but that amount should be sufficient for the theater’s needs, the staff report said.
A change order was issued in the amount of just less than $2,500 to lower a foundation wall that conflicted with future restroom improvements.
Flournoy resident and Vice President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Andrew Meredith had questions about one of the subcontractors.
Meredith, who had e-mailed his concerns to Brewer, said the subcontractor’s electrician was not on the contractors license and would therefore not be a proprietor. In such a situation not only was he not certified by the state but there was the issue of not have worker’s compensation for the man, Meredith said.
Brewer said it was his understanding in talking with the company’s owner that she and her husband were the sole proprietors and therefore were not required to have worker’s compensation or certification.
The council approved the change orders with the stipulation that money would not go to the electrical work until the matter was looked into further.
The Corning City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at City Hall, 794 Third St. Meeting minutes and agendas are available at www.corning.org.