Morris City Manager Blaine Hill. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

While the new water treatment plant has been operating since June, there are still a few minor things that need to be finalized before the project is called “complete.” Morris City Manager Blaine Hill explained to the Morris City Council at their Tuesday meeting that the original completion date was March 16th, which later got extended to June 14th. The fact that it’s still not 100 percent done, however, could lead to some financial penalties for the Magney Construction company.

“The final discussion’s going to be, what penalties are you going to have for not finishing the project on time?” said Hill. “‘Cause they are in a penalty situation, because they should have had it substantially completed by a certain date and they didn’t. We know and understand that the plant started producing water in the beginning of June, but that wasn’t the final step to produce water. The final step was to finish the plant.”

Discussions with Magney will be forthcoming.

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