Deputy Mayor Keith D. Killion is probably a very unhappy camper right about now.
On September 3rd, Killion blasted Village Engineer Christopher Rutishauser for the lack of progress in getting new street lamp assemblies installed within the Village’s Central Business District. At that time, Killion remarked that the project began when Quentin Wiest was mayor (1986-1990), and still isn’t complete. He then wondered aloud if it would be finished by the time his four-year term was over.
The Deputy Mayor further criticized Rutishauser when it was revealed that recent project delays resulted in an additional $49K expense for materials, and when Rutishauser suggested the project would not be completed prior to this year’s holiday season.
Now The Fly has learned that Killion and his fellow Council members will be forced to reject all bids received in connection with the necessary replacement of lamp post bases associated with the project. It is unknown at this time why the bids must be rejected, but additional project delays will certainly occur as a result of this latest debacle.
Annie Zusy seems to be on a big winning streak lately; maybe she should be tasked to assume oversight of this project.