Questions, maybe answers, on Americus Ditch

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM.

“I came here to discuss a real problem and I have been personally attacked,” Koran said. “I am here to show the public the truth.”

But, he said, his own research backed up fundamental assertions.

Firstly, the company that was contracted for the job was not, as required under bid specifications, a Florida Department of Transportation pre-qualified contractor, contrary to statements made by Brad Bailey, owner of Bailey and Sons.

According to correspondence from Darlene Anderson, Prequalification Supervisor of the FDOT, agency records do not show Bailey and Sons was prequalified to perform road or bridge work.

Koran also noted that Bailey and Sons drew its final payment for the job, indicating all had signed off on the job and “everyone was happy.”

This despite obvious problems from the outset on a job contracted for 120 days which took nearly 10 months to complete and, most importantly, without a final inspection report which should have been filed.

Those reports, he said, could not be located by the Clerk’s office.

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