Wednesday, October 6, 2010

SCHOOLS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

THE  THOMASTON   UPSON  BOARD  OF  EDUCATION  HAS  VOTED   FOR  ARCHITECTS  ON  THE  PROPOSED  PERFORMING  ARTS  CENTER  TO  MOVE  FOWARD  WITH  THE  DESIGN,   A  DESIGN  THAT  WOULD  INCLUDE  CLASSROOMS  FOR  BAND  AND  DRAMA.  DURING  TUESDAY’S  MEETING,JAYE  EUBANKS OF THE   PROJECT  ADVISORY  COMMITTEE  AGREED  WITH  THE  BOARD,  THE  FIRST  COST  ESTIMATE FROM  MANLEY,SPANGLER,AND  SMITH  ARCHITECTS,$7.4 MILLION,  WAS  MORE  THAN  HE  EXPECTED.BUT  HE  CALLED  ON  THE  BOARD  TO  ALLOW  THE  DESIGN  PROCESS TO  PROCEED  TO  GET  SOME  HARD  NUMBERS ON THE  COST.BOARD MEMBER  TERRELL  JACKSON,WHO  MADE  THE  MOTION AND  STEVE  SADLER,WHO  CAST  THE  ONLY  VOTE  AGAINEST  IT,  SAID  THEY  HAD  HEARD  NOTHING  ABOUT  CLASSROOMS IN THE  COMPLEX  UNTIL  A  RECENT  WORK  SESSION. THEY  QUESTIONED  THE  MILLION  DOLLAR  COST.  A  CITIZEN  AT  THE  MEETING,  GARY  SELF  TOLD  THE  BOARD,WHEN HE  ATTENDED  THE  PUBLIC  MEETINGS  ON  THE  SPLOST  PROJECT, HE  UNDERSTOOD  IT  WOULD  COST  BETWEEN  6.4  AND  7  MILLION,BUT  NOW IT  LOOKS  TO  GO  TO  9 MILLION. THE  7.4  ESTIMATE  DOES  NOT  INCLUDE ARCHITECT,LEGAL  AND  BOND  FEES, WHICH  COULD  ADD  OVER  HALF   A  MILLION  OR   MORE  TO  THE  COST.MR.JACKSON  SAID  THE  BOARD  NEEDS  TO  KNOW THE  BOTTOM LINE  BECAUSE ITS  ACCOUNTABLE  . THE  CONSENSUS FROM  THE  SCHOOL  BOARD  AND  EUBANKS, LET  THE  ARCHITECTS  COMPLETE  THE  DESIGN  AND  IF  ITS  TOO  COSTLY,  START  CUTTING  ITEMS FROM  THE  PROJECT.     

3 comments:

  1. Funny . . . Whenever I made changes to the architechural plans for the house I built recently, I was charged for it. Maybe I should have used MANLEY,SPANGLER, & SMITH since they apparently can carve out items from a proposed project for free!

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  2. Funny... if you look into the contract, maybe you would know that Manley, Sprangler, & Smith get a set fee for the architectural [this is the correct spelling] plans and not the number of plans they create.

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  3. It's people like this arrogant jerk above that make people want to puke when they hear the name TUAC. No wonder they are bleeding membership. I'm sure no " architectural " firm is going to offer unlimited revisions to their plans either. Wonder why this gutless turd can spell architectural, but can't seem to spell his name.

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