Todd Deville, with Landreneau and Associates’ engineering firm, informed the board the contractor should have completed the renovations in August, but was currently only 75 percent complete. He recommended the housing authority assess liquidated damages against the contractor until the work is completed. He said liquidated damages will be fines assessed to the contractor for each day the job is late. The board agreed and will be assessing liquidated damages against Advantage Design.
In other business, the board:
•Learned it was financially sound. Executive Director Grant Soileau informed board members the housing authority was doing well by staying within its budget. He also stated the housing authority has over $500,000 “cash on hand.”
•Approved a bid for its 2009 Capital Fund for the renovation of eight apartment units. The project was awarded to E.L. Habitz, the only bid submitted, at a cost of $263,000.
•Selected Daniel Arvie as its chairman and Schmelling Thomas as vice chairman.