City financial data shows that J5/Broaddus was paid $30,000 through four months for regular services since the firm was hired for a newly created project managing position for Columbus.
Conceptual designs for a pedestrian connection between the Riverwalk to the Columbus Soccer Complex have been completed and the project is on schedule to begin construction in the spring, project engineer Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer Engineering said Thursday.
During Tuesday’s regular meeting, the mayor and city council met to iron out the details for the renovation of the Trotter Center. In that meeting, the council hired an architectural firm whose lone experience has been building a gym at a Macon daycare center, arranged a loan to cover the expenses of the project and then heard from a representative from the city’s new project manager, which spent most of his time trying to justify his firm’s role in the operation.
Columbus councilmen will determine Tuesday which architectural/engineering firm will renovate the Trotter Convention Center and how much money they’ll receive to do the project.
Dear Slim: This letter is written in answer to Spencer Smith’s letter to the editor from page 4A of your Aug. 12, Dispatch, and your
An email and a phone call Monday have convinced me to make a confession.
The email came from city attorney Jeff Turnage, who asked about the identity of Spencer Smith, who wrote a scathing letter to the editor that was published in Monday’s Dispatch on the city’s hiring of J5/Broaddus as project manager.
I completely oppose the city’s creation of a Project Manager position and the appointment of J5/Broaddus, a firm owned by the Mayor’s campaign advisor and employing the Mayor’s son, to that position.
Jabari Edwards, owner of project managing firm J5/Broaddus said Thursday he stands behind one of his employees, Orlando Rendall Smith, son of Columbus Mayor Robert Smith. The younger Smith was arrested Saturday.
The Columbus City Council clarified how it intends to handle engineering services during Tuesday’s regular meeting.
After a month-long period of ambiguity regarding the future of Neel-Schaffer as the city’s engineering services provider, the council voted 4-0 to reappoint the firm on as “as-needed” basis.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith is set to discuss the city’s engineering services during tonight’s city council meeting at the municipal complex.