COSADC President Tommy Hiebert asked about the length of time it took city staff to design and seek bids on a sewer line at the city's Industrial Park. City Engineer Russell Pehl referred to the project as "relatively straight forward. It's just a straight line sewer main with three manholes and it's about 1,500 foot long."
1. COSADC approves project - February 24, 2016
Consideration of authorizing the City of San Angelo Engineering Services Department to design, prepare all bid documents and oversee the bidding & construction of approximately 1,260 linear feet of 8” sewer main at the San Angelo Business and Industrial Park, the estimated cost of the project to be approximately $110,000. The motion carried unanimously seven (7) ayes to zero (0) nays2. City reaches MOU with Engineering Department - August 3, 2016
3. Contractor bids open - February 14, 2017
COSADC President Tommy Hiebert expressed remarkable control. That may have been the most polite dressing down I've ever seen.
I did find it odd that Pehl mentioned a specific contractor, Darnell Construction as excited and ready to get going when bidding is still open. That may be Russell's next coaching from above.