By Ron Munden
In October 2018 at meeting of the Marshall City Commission acting City Manager Jack Redmon told the Commissioners that the construction management fees were not included the cost numbers that he had presented to the Commission.
Based on data obtained by an open records request, at the end of October 2018 the city has spent $268,669.74 on construction management for Memorial City Hall (MCH). The number includes the salary of Construction Supervisor Vance Walker — $197,689.38 and the salary of Support Services Coordinator Jeffrey Whiting — $37,749.48.
The number also includes the supplemental pay for to Jack Redmon. During 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mr. Redmon salary was increased by $1000/month because of his construction manager responsibilities. The total through the end of October 2018 is $33,230.88.
The cost of construction management is continuing. Based on the latest reports one must assume these charges will continue through April 2019. The predicted addition cost is $57,840.51. This will bring the total construction management cost to $326,510.25.
Based on the numbers Mr. Redmon provided to the City Commissioners the cost overrun for the MCH renovation will be $453,874. But Mr. Redmon said this did not include the construction management costs. So, this takes the MCH cost overrun to $780,384.25 plus additional architectural fees that are not known at this time.