Friday, January 30, 2009

Fuzzy Accounting - Paying for the Rog Mahal

Despite a sinking economy and rising unemployment, the City of Ann Arbor is rushing to build a police/courts building that would more than double the size of the Larcom building. City employees have nicknamed this building the Rog Mahal.

The February 2, 2009 council agenda includes a resolution to hire Lansing based Clark Construction Company to construct the building. This $35.9 million contract is sole sourced to Clark Construction Company. No other companies were allowed an opportunity to beat Clark's proposed guaranteed maximum price. Clark has received bids for about half the work and has selected the low bidder about half the time. None of the selected subs are local companies.

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