By Charles Edwardson
September 15, 2010
My wife looks over at me sometimes when I'm typing feverishly
either cussing or laughing. It's all the same it's laughably
cussable what goes on in this town I mumble. She rolls her eyes
saying, "You're not writing SitNews are you?" I say
I can't help it babe, 'it just gets curiouser and curiouser'
as the Mad Hatter says.
Croy construction is one of the most experienced metal builders
in town, maybe the state and a fixture in this community as long
as I can remember. And from my personal knowledge of Mr. Croy,
he is a very astute businessman that has contributed to this
community in many ways. The most important of all is local jobs
provided. Croy construction has provided jobs for many people
for many years. In my opinion, although kinda rough around the
edges to put it kindly, Mr Croy is what many young contractors
aspire to be and that is successful. And he is more than qualified
to do the job that is being shanghaied from him.
Regardless of my personal opinion of Mr Croy, he was low bidder
on a job the City of Ketchikan does not want him to have. The
city council is allowing our attorneys to fight to pay someone
else $100,000 MORE THAN CROY -- AND BY GOLLY WE'RE GONNA FIGHT
AND COME HELL OR HIGH WATER WE'LL PAY THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS FOR
THE PRIVILEGE OF PAYING THE NEXT HIGHEST BIDDER ONE HUNDRED GRAND
MORE - plus attorney's fees.
Even to an outsider this has to seem absolutely idiotic. To those
of us that have seen this kind of thing over and over in Ketchikan
it just seems hopeless.
THIS letter won't be in SitNews prior to decision but I do not
need to hear the judge's decision, in my opinion this is another
example of the city council being spoon fed information.
I was on one of the jobs in
contention that they site Croy for deficient work. As a subcontractor,
the only thing deficient at that building site was the city's
engineering firm and the lack of anybody from the city recognizing
the engineering firm and architectural firm were very out of
touch and obviously lacked any field experience in this climate.
Notice I only mentioned Croy's name because I know he won't whine
like a stuck pig, if i mention his name. If I mention any other
names, it might damage their reputations.
Hey wait, that is what the city is trying to do to Croy. I say
good luck to Mr. Croy and the lowest qualified bidder should
get the job. And Croy Construction is qualified there is no disputing
that. Just the sheer volume of work this company has produced
in over 30 years of existence speaks to his ability.
Received September 11, 2010
- Published September 15, 2010
Judge denies Croy request Ketchikan Daily News Staff Writer - A temporary
restraining order against the City of Ketchikan was denied in
a ruling Monday by Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens.
A temporary restraining order
against the City of Ketchikan was denied in a ruling Monday by
Ketchikan Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. Croy Construction
of Ketchikan sought the restraining order last week in response
to the Ketchikan City Council's Sept. 2 decision to award a $420,200
Totem Heritage Center remediation project contract to Dawson
Construction rather than to Croy. Read this Ketchikan Daily News
article - More (subscription
www.ketchikandailynews.com - September 15, 2010
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