Council begrudgingly OKs pay app for Phase 3A-2 work

The question of can the City avoid paying the construction company responsible for unsatisfactory Phase 3A-2 street work this summer was answered with one word at Monday’s Tracy City Council meeting: No.

“The contract says that we are contracting for a certain amount of work … we pay them and they do that work,’ Tracy City Administrator Erik Hansen said. “If they do a job that we’re not satisfied with, our remedy is to go to them and say, ‘Fix it and do it right.’ We can make them give us the work that’s required in the contract, but we cannot pay them less because we don’t like the work that they do.”

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