Potential Supply Chain Issues:
The City's Public Works Department is closely monitoring the global supply chain issue, labor shortages, and price and material increases.
The competitive bid contractor and the City will strive to complete a capital improvement project on time and within budget. However, due to circumstances outside the control of both entities, there may be delays for necessary materials, potential for projects to be completed over budget, and potential delays.
We will continue to work with the community and our stakeholders to address the abovementioned issues and return normalcy to a community.
Potential Adverse Weather:
The contractor and city will monitor the weekly weather forecast. The contractor may elect not to work should rain or adverse weather be in the weather forecast, regardless if rain actually occurs.
Should a weather event occur, the contract may find it necessary to take one or two days to remediate the project area before beginning work again.
Potential Utility Conflicts:
Safety and maintaining continuous utility service are our number one priority. Delays like this are sometimes necessary to maintain our commitment.
Capital improvement projects are fluid. Our consultant, contractor, and project manager do an excellent job designing, engineering, and constructing projects. However, once the contractor opens the roadway, it is not uncommon to find utilities not mapped, declared, or in conflict with the current design or path of the new utilities.
The contractor may need to delay working until a solution is readily available to resolve the conflict.