Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Trib: Mt. Lebanon closer to seeking high school bids again

The Mt. Lebanon High School renovation project could begin early next year if a series of proposed changes are enough to bring contractors' bids in under budget, officials said Monday night.

In the four months since bids came in millions over budget, school officials, architects and project managers have been poring over more than $16 million worth of changes, ranging from removing an entire floor from the plans to using different materials in the benches for a dance classroom.

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Blogger Bill Matthews said...

Mt. Lebanon School Board Relishes Celli's Relish

The Board relished Celli's Original Relish.

Following the bid opening, the Board relished the opportunity to visit the kitchen and make the relish better.

And now with an estimated $16 million of relish back on the shelf, the Board relishes the opportunity to re-bid.

Interesting how the Board needed this $16 million dollars of relish when they thought it was under the referendum limit - and now we find we don't need the exact amount of relish that keeps the project under any applicable limits.

Any chance of putting more relish back on the shelf?

Nope - The Board thinks we are buying just the right amount of relish to suit THEIR taste.

They could have asked the folks picking up the check!

August 09, 2011 9:14 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

and what happens if it's still over budget?

August 09, 2011 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


If it's still over budget second time around, I think it's time to prepare tar & feathers for the whole crew...SB, Admin & hired enablers...and run 'em out of town.

Bill Lewis

August 09, 2011 10:15 AM  
Anonymous John David Kendrick said...

Why wait?

August 09, 2011 5:50 PM  
Blogger Bill Matthews said...

Mt. Lebanon School Board Pickles Taxpayers

Some of the $16 million savings is not relish after all – it is pickle.

The School Board has put taxpayers in a pickle by assuming more risk in this 100+ million dollar project, most notably by going with multiple prime contractors, as opposed to using a single prime general contractor.

The Board’s strategy is to lower the original bids for Celli’s New and Improved Relish, while pickling the taxpayers with a potentially greater total project cost as unbudgeted expenses mount through the project. This is classic kicking the pickle jar down the road …

Pickles it is and pickled we are!

August 10, 2011 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally, I'd rather get pickled by beverages that I can control then by flim-flamming by those totally out of control !

Bill Lewis

August 10, 2011 11:14 AM  

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