Virginia School Board rejects contractor’s bid for more money

    An effort by contractor Jack Laverdiere to squeeze additional money out of the Virginia School District was soundly rejected by the Virginia School Board Tuesday evening.
    Virginia School Superintendent Brent O’Daniell advised the board that Laverdiere wanted an additional payment of $2,500 from the district and $2,500 from the district architect Joe Petty before proceeding with work on two tennis courts.
    At a special meeting on June 23, the board agreed to pay Laverdiere Construction of Macomb an additional $6,000 to build new surfaces on the two tennis courts adjacent to the new elementary playground. Laverdiere originally had bid $10,500 to resurface the two courts. Upon review, the company thought it would suffer a loss of $6,000 on that bid, which Laverdiere said would have been acceptable. However, company officials later realized the actual cost of the project would exceed $90,000 in order to install the top-of-the-line Premier Court resurfacing that included a comprehensive warranty.


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