At best, the work was paid for by the City Manager and looks bad because it’s being done by one of the highest paid City of Bainbridge vendors.
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At worst, this work was not paid for and was a favor to the City Manager by one of the highest paid City of Bainbridge vendors in exchange for having an unfair advantage when bidding on jobs. Did Hall Contracting know the other bidders bid amounts before making their final bid? Were bids made public and requested by other vendors?
May 18, 2020
Hall Contracting truck parked in front of City Manager Chris Hobby’s personal residence
May 20, 2020
Hall Contracting employee entering City Manager Chris Hobby’s personal residence
June 1, 2020
Hall Contracting employees entering City Manager Chris Hobby’s personal residence
The fishing dock at Cheney Griffin Park was built by Hall Contracting and rendered useless by numerous flooding events. When the dock was demolished by Hall Contracting, the demolished material was tossed into the river. This was done in the summer and could have put boaters at risk of hitting the materials and harming the boats or those being pulled behind boats. Was throwing the material in the river the choice of Hall Contracting or someone at City Hall? Why did City of Bainbridge employees clean up the building materials instead of Hall Contracting? Was Hall Contracting charged for the clean up?
May 20, 2020
City of Bainbridge fishing dock built by Hall Contracting employees and thrown in the water, resting between the piers of the train trestle bridge.
Were the employees instructed to throw the material instead of the city’s employees?
May 22, 2020
City of Bainbridge employees and equipment being used to remove the former fishing dock built by and demolished by Hall Contracting from the river.