By PJ Martin
Much of the discussion centered on the South Industrial Park and the PS&C Project at the March 20th meeting of the Edmonton Metcalfe Industrial Development Authority (IDEA) meeting. Those unable to attend were Mayor Doug Smith and Terry Garrett.
Chairman Wes Jolly began by saying, “…fire pump is in everything is done from a construction standpoint. We have one hurdle still in our way to being able to give a certificate of occupancy. That is the dust collection system inspection from the state building code enforcement.”
Back in the original drawings submitted by MS Engineering (MSE) to the state, the pad and all the area where the dust collection system was going to be installed was included. Because it was part of the original drawing, the state sent an exception letter stating specifically that the dust collection system would require a separate inspection and the drawings must be stamped by a state-licensed engineer. This happened around June; however, MSE had done nothing about it.
To make the matter more complicated, the company that built the dust collection system Donaldson Torit is not based in Kentucky and this is the first unit they have installed in Kentucky, therefore, they were unaware it required a state-licensed engineer to stamp the drawings.
Donaldson Torit is working to get this resolved. The local building inspector will not inspect until the exception list is taken care of.
Board member Mark Linkous asked, “Just for clarification, everything with the project is complete as far as what we’re supposed to do?”
“Correct, we’re done,” replied Jolly.
The board members approved a motion to allow Jolly to execute the promissory note with PS&C for the completed amount of $550,000 plus all cost overruns.
The next meeting is scheduled for April 17, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Edmonton City Hall.