AOC Representative Vance Mitchell said that expenses must me sent to his office for approval before the board voted to pay them. “They’re changing the pay procedure so the budget director can keep close tabs on expenses. You can fax them or mail them a week before you vote to approve them, so that the budget director can allow appropriations.”
Mitchell announced last meeting that he would be resigning from the AOC, but at this meeting said that he had a “change of heart,” and would remain at his current duties. With the November General Election, he said that many Project Boards across the state would have a change in membership, and that new projects would commence soon. “It’s a bad time for me to leave,” Mitchell said.
Senior Project Architect Dennis Arthur said that construction documents for Phase C of the project had reached over 25 percent completion. He submitted an invoice for the amount of $170,567.95 for the work-to-date.
Mitchell explained that the architect was to be paid in phases according to AOC guidelines. “As long as he is 25 percent completed with the documents, we can pay,” he said.
Arthur also said that the geotechnical study of the courthouse had been completed and found “no surprises” in the report and work could continue.
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