Leslie Contracting to assume costs to fix PTC police station

From the AJC:

Peachtree City and the company that built its moisture-plagued police station have reached an agreement about its repair.

Leslie Contracting, Inc. will assume all the costs for certain repairs, while charging the city a "significantly reduced" price for other corrections to the seven-year-old facility, according to the agreement.

The agreement will result in "significant savings" to Peachtree City, according to a release on the city's website.

Mayor Harold Logsdon said he appreciated the Fayetteville-based company's willingness to assist in the solving of the problem.

"Naturally, we all wish there had not been a problem with the building," Logsdon said. "Leslie came voluntarily to the table and did the right thing, and I commend them for doing so."

Wayne Leslie, the company's CEO, sounded glad to finally put the issue to rest.

"Sometimes it is prudent to agree to disagree and then move forward to solve a problem," he said.

The Peachtree City police department had been in the building for just a few years when moisture problems first began to arise, including bubbling of the floor surface.

The dilemma had forced city council members to consider an array of more costly options, including the building of a new police station.

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Submitted by carbonunit52 on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 2:12pm.

Congratulations to Leslie Contracting for agreeing to absorb $168,000.00 worth of work to mitigate the problems at the police station, especially after this much time has passed. I did not see anything to indicate that this contractor did a "poor job" the first time. It was built to specifications provided by Don Cobb and Associates and was inspected throughout the entire process, and I am sure that there are plenty of signatures of those that "signed off" on all the work. What else can a contractor do? Now, they have to "eat" $168,000.00 in an effort to keep their reputation intact. Attaboy Leslie Contracting, for showing what real class looks like.

Submitted by tc on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 9:53pm.

So since the contractor did a poor job the first time, we're going to pay them again to fix it. I know, they're doing it for a reduced price so the city doesn't sue them. Makes sense to me.

Submitted by sageadvice on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 10:14am.

Is there some reason why no dollars are mentioned?
For Instance:
What did Leslie charge to build it originally?
What are they going to charge additionally now to fix it?

Not good reporting!

Submitted by R. Butler on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 12:57pm.

Sage- Previous reporting in the Fayette Citizen listed out the costs-

PTC settles with police HQ contractor, will sue architect for design flaws
Thu, 05/01/2008 - 8:37pm
By: The Citizen

Legal action sought against Don Cobb and Associates of Peachtree City; Repair authorized by 3-2 council vote; city to pay Leslie Construction $177K for $345K work

Peachtree City’s police station will get a new exterior and other related repairs after the project was approved on a 3-2 vote of the City Council tonight.

And on a unanimous vote, council agreed to pay Leslie Construction $177,000 as part of a legal settlement with Leslie providing an additional $168,000 in work on the repairs free of charge.

The question I have is on suing Don Cobb and Associates. For the past several months, City Attorney Ted Meeker has been publicly telling the City Council and the citizens that we had no legal recourse along these lines. Now, suddenly, we find ourselves undertaking litigation against Don Cobb and Associates. How?

Was Mr. Meeker's prior legal advice to the city incorrect or incomplete? Or was this position being deliberately misstated for legal posturing? As a public employee, I am not sure either option serves us citizens well.

Unfortunately, since this is now "in litigation", we as the citizens will not learn the answer as these issues are now subject to "executive session" protections.

Submitted by sageadvice on Fri, 05/23/2008 - 3:20pm.

Am I to understand that we will have a renovated Police Station for $177,000 total?

The move costs both ways and the rent at the current location I suppose is on the town?

How does the repair stand?

Submitted by sageadvice on Thu, 05/22/2008 - 8:27pm.

Just was reminded of something about TV ads as it may apply to the new agreement to fix the Police station.

Here it is:

Slap Happys--a clothing store in Dekalb--is having a huge sale---everything is 60% off. The question might be asked: off of what!

Theatum and Dorkem, local car dealership puts this ad on once in a while:

Buy a new crapmobile V4, only $99 per month, no down payment, no payment until January 2010, no interest until tomorrow, and the same balance due in 2012 as is due at signing. Get em while they are hot: 0nly $99 per month.


We rebuild any piece of stuff we originally built for $3,000,000 dollars, for $4,000,000 dollars! Full guarantee of that! We won't charge you nothing except what we quoted today---not that stuff of last month! Which was twice as much as it cost originally.
Same guarantee on new building repairs.

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