officials are holding back a $30,000 payment to a construction company, stating that its work on the township's is "shoddy."
"We have a lot of quality control issues that we're dealing with," Public Works Director Mark Roberts said Thursday. "But it just wasn't the quality work we were looking for. We are working to make things right."
Have you seen the new amphitheater? How does it look to you? Leave a comment.
Roberts and Board of Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said there were about a half-dozen items that needed to be addressed. The main issues include:
- concrete stairs that have different sized steps,
- cracks in the concrete steps,
- numerous scratches on steel support beams and
- a tear in the canopy that was patched.
"We understand that there were going to be punch list items," Chuss said. "But we were surprised."
Roberts said some steps were different sizes, about an inch off from one another while others had cracks in them. He was told they would be replaced.
He said there are numerous scratches on steel support beams that are "unacceptable."
Another thing Roberts said he found "unacceptable" was a patch on the main canopy. "I mean, a patch?" he said.
Roberts added that the canopy needed to be tightened to eliminate ripples.
Township officials had a meeting with the architect and contractor, Fourmen Construction Co. of New York, and addressed and identified the issues. Fourmen agreed to the fixes, and workers were expected at the amphitheater Wednesday.
"I am really surprised," Roberts said. "This is not what I, nor the , was looking for. We are looking for a nice clean facility all the way around."
The amphitheater at is expected to be ready for late June, when the township kicks off events including a summer concert series.