I was checking out the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) agenda for today’s meeting. I was pleasantly surprised. There are two items for a paving project in Key Largo. It looks like Monroe County may actually be following its paving plan, which seems to be fair, objective and properly done. If so, this is quite a departure from the old way which made a complete disaster of the wastewater projects. I won’t get my hopes up just yet. There are just too many unresolved problems from the wastewater fiasco and Key Largo is still suffering the effects of that. Even so, the paving project is looking good so far.
Here are links to the items:
Item C33 – Lake Surprise Estates Roadway and Drainage, $2.7 million.
Item C34 – Construction and Inspection Services for Lake Surprise Estates, $264,322.
There’s not enough information included in the back-up documentation to see how the bid price compares with the project estimate. I’ll see what I can find out.
Bottom line: If the county can get paving right, they can get the wastewater project right. It’s not too late to repair some of the damage.