Hamilton County Commissioner Joe Graham says the county commission should rebid the joint city-county firing range project, saying the initial contract with Franklin Architects is null and void.
The suggestion was raised today during a regular agenda session. Graham said Franklin Architect has not met contractual requirements because the schematic designs presented to commissioners last week had a higher price tag than originally agreed to and fewer amenities. The schematics lack a long-range rifle range and parking spaces included in the original contract.
Commissioners are discussing whether the county will pay another $500,000 to the project today, and are set to vote on the issue next week.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...