City Administrator Eric Olson has changed his position on the public safety concerns at city’s Government Street Stormwater Project, two blocks from City Hall.
Two weeks ago, Olson told Councilwoman Sherri Myers that the filtration system and its diesel pumps would be removed by the end of day and a construction fence would be placed around the pond. Assistant Administrator Keith Wilkins and City Engineer Derek Owens relayed the same message to County Commissioner Lumon May.
According to Councilwoman Myers, Olson told her this morning that the construction site is the responsibility of the contractor, Utility Service, and the city can’t do anything about the issues that the Emerald Coastkeepers and residents have voiced. The city administrator said the contractor is not required to put up a construction fence.
I wonder if Utility Service knows Olson has thrown them under the bus.
Stay tuned. Mayor Ashton Hayward and his team have a gift for making the simplest problem complex.