Sunday, September 20, 2015

City Engineering Drought Results in $1 Million Award

San Angelo's City Council approved an indefinite quantity-indefinite delivery contract for engineering services up to $1 million for major projects involving street and water line upgrades and replacement.  City staff proposed narrowing the list of firms to five.  Council disagreed and instructed staff to consider using any of the ten, which included two local firms, KSA Engineers and SKG Engineering.

The interaction between Russell Gully of SKG Engineering and new City Engineer Russel Pehl made me wonder if there was more underneath the surface.  I learned Pehl once worked for SKG Engineering, prior to his joining the City as a Water Utilities Engineer.  From there Pehl became City Engineer, where he now stands to serve as a general contractor for engineering services his department cannot provide.  The City gave him a $1 million checkbook.  It will be interesting to see how he spends it and if he sends any of it to his old employer.

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