Capital Projects Manager Bob Panek reports that the firm HBA has evaluated the available information on the potential site for new construction of Town offices and concluded that a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is unnecessary. Panek has noted in his staff report that he favors moving directly to Phase 2 of the ESA by taking soil borings and water sampling.
Panek also noted that the town is working with their site development sub-consultant to propose a contract change order.
HBA and their engineering sub-consultant were on site this week to start the condition assessment of the Municipal and Library buildings. This work will continue next week with a structural assessment of the structure.
Loraine Huchler says
Has the consulting firm, HSA, received written confirmation from Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality that a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment is not necessary for this project? And likewise, has the Capital Projects Manager for Cape Charles obtained this documentation?
I am assuming that HSA has professional liability insurance that will protect them if their assessment about not needing a Phase 1 study – and Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality might take action against the owner of the project (the town of Cape Charles). And Cape Charles would have to sue HSA in order to receive compensation for the fines and expenses. Cape Charles does not need another lawsuit from actions by town officials.
Easy Peasey says
Where the hell is the site for the new a Town Office Building. Why not report all the information?
Note: Reported this weeks ago. Now and search for it.