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Lakeview Commons work to stop through winter

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Work on the El Dorado Beach Improvement Project at Lakeview Commons could be stalled through the winter following a judge’s decision Friday.

El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Steven Bailey ruled the construction contract awarded by the city to Reeve-Knight Construction, Inc. of Roseville, Calif. is invalid.

Work stopped on the project Sept. 1 after Clark & Sullivan Construction of North Highlands, Calif. and the Carpenters Workers Preservation Committee filed a challenge to the contract, contending it should be considered non-responsive because the city waived irregularities in the bid documents, according to a statement from the city released earlier this month.

Clark & Sullivan was the second lowest bidder on the more than $4 million project.

On Oct. 1 Bailey is expected to decide whether to award the contract to Clark & Sullivan, or send the issue back to the City Council, said City Attorney Patrick Enright on Monday.

The first phase of the California Tahoe Conservancy-funded project includes construction of a bathroom, concession stand, stairs, a non-motorized boathouse, new barbecue areas, seating areas and an access ramp for the disabled.

Regardless of who eventually receives the contract, work is expected to resume in the spring of 2011, with a goal of completing the project by the end of the 2011 grading season, Enright said.


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