By Penny Eubanks
August 03, 2010
Let me tell you, it was a MAD scramble to get an RFP out in the short amount of time given, and to have all our "ducks" in a row in the proposal with so little time. We did not have the six months time that Dawson had, from September to I think it was March 7th, to get architectural drawings completed, and all of the numerous other items required to meet the proposal. But we did it! We felt we had a winning proposal that could not be turned down regardless of any prior slants. But they found a way, a very small way in my opinion to get us off the board so that the Whitecliff deal with Dawson could be finalized.
In the economic conditions at the time, it would have been the fastest way to turn the building around and a win, win, win, situation for all - The Plaza, The Borough, and the Community! Our bid was a significantly less expensive option, in fact it was the winning bid except, the Borough threw it out, calling it non-responsive. You may remember my Sitnews rant which outlined how our bid was not non-responsive and NOT "ANOTHER bite of the apple" of which we were accused!
Oh well, enough of those bad memories - I have to say the Whitecliff building Borough office project turned out beautiful, but at a great cost to the taxpayers of the community. And it sounds as though it is still costing the community, because the "State Eggs" the Borough was counting on all broke!
I agree with Mr. Dial's request
for Borough Assemblyman, Mr. Thompson, to have the courage to
submit Mr Dial's proposals to the Assembly for vote! It would
be interesting to see how they would dodge this one!
Received August 02, 2010 - Published August 03, 2010
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