At Thursday’s Regular Meeting, the Town Council granted permission to the Town Manager to wrap-up negotiations and settle the pending lawsuit with Kevcor Inc. The scope is limited to settling within currently budgeted resources, which more than likely means the General Fund.
The construction of Cape Charles Multi-Use Trails, basically a fat sidewalk that circles the most walkable town in Virginia, has been plagued by incompetence and mismanagement mainly by the town and its representatives, but also by Kevcor Construction, which was hired as the lead contractor for the Phase 2 Project.
After what the town is calling late performance and missing certifications for materials, Cape Charles calculated ‘liquidated’ damages, which is essentially how much it would not be paying for work performed.
On November 14, 2019, Kevcor filed suit against the Town claiming
remission of the liquidated damages.