I’ve continued to follow the progress in getting Jacksonville’s subcontractors paid for work they did on the new county courthouse up to seven months ago to learn a timeline has been set.
Just one week ago, the Courthouse Oversight Special Committee gave the city a deadline to craft a timeline on when they will pay Turner Construction for an estimated $6 million in outstanding bills. The bills dealt specifically with four invoices, one dating back to June. Turner Construction had not paid as many as 90 local subcontractors- saying the money they are owed by the city trickles directly down to those companies.
Today, Public Works sent that timeline to the Committee- and it looks like just over one month remains for the bills to be settled.
Public Works Director Jim Robinson says the first of the four remaining invoices has now been approved. Review of the remaining three will begin by the end of the week and, barring any complications, should be completed February 28.
He further says that paying the invoices does not mean the city is waiving its right to legally challenge any component of the invoice.