Bill due in Wayland...years late
A $57,000 bill from Stage-craft Industries for work on the Wayland Union High School Fine Arts Center came due recently.
Five years after the construction dust settled.
School board members will decide whether or not to approve a settlement with the company Sept. 8.
Superintendent Norman Taylor explained to school board members at their Monday, Aug. 11, meeting why the bill was only now coming to light.
“Stagecraft said they erroneously sent an invoice to the district instead of the construction management company, but there are no records of that invoice,” said Taylor, who was not working for the district at the time.
The fine arts building was completed in 2009, but the bill went unpaid because neither the school district nor Triangle Construction Management Co. have records of receiving an invoice or closeout documents.
“If it goes to collections, we will lose according to our attorney,” Taylor said. “And then it would cost the larger amount instead of the lower settlement.”
The meeting Sept. 8 will be at the Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m.
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