CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The North Springs subdivision off University Drive in Coral Springs was in need of a road surfacing.

So Coral Springs approved $816,375 to a Delray Beach-based paving company in February to do the project.

Soon after the resurfacing started, though, city officials realized they left out a part of the community from the project.

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Now, the city has approved an additional $193,456 to All County Paving to finish out the resurfacing on a “spine” road, or 99 Terrace, which extends south of NW 48 Drive from the North Springs subdivision into the North Springs Court neighborhood.

In paying the extra funds, city commissioners waived the competitive procurement process for the project and went with the proposal provided by All County Paving because the company’s costs were considered “to be fair and reasonable” as part of its original bid on the project, according to a city memo summarizing the project.

Included in the additional $193,456 approved for the project is a $50,000 miscellaneous work allowance to cover unforeseen expenses during the project. That $50,000 was not included in the original $816,375 contract approved in February.

In all, the North Springs resurfacing project costs $1,009,832, records show.

Coral Springs learned about the omission from a resident who lives in the area of North Springs that was overlooked in the resurfacing project, said Rich Michaud, the city’s director of Public Works.

Once the city staff researched the issue, they requested the extra money to correct the oversight.

“Our residents do have a voice,” said City Commissioner Shawn Cerra during the meeting in which the additional funds were approved. “It’s pretty cool they can reach out to our city staff, be heard, and see results.”

 

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