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Mayor Vetoes Sidewalk Project

Matthew cites concerns about reports of "performance issues" with paving company's previous work.

Mayor Mark Mathews announced today that he exercised his veto authority to nullify the award of a project to Baldwin Paving that was approved during the Sept. 4 meeting of the Kennesaw City Council.

The project involves construction of an eight-foot sidewalk approximately 800 feet long on Sardis Street, the announcement said.

The mayor in a news release cited concerns about reports of performance issues with Baldwin Paving during their previous work on the Jiles Road widening job. No other details were immediately available.

Staff is reviewing options for further actions on the project, which is funded through the Georgia Department of Transportation as part of their Livable Center Initiative program.

Details of the council meeting and other action can be found on the city website.

Bill September 07, 2012 at 03:10 AM
This is some payback for the Baldwin Construction President Mike Demery for a years worth of complaints about his companies work on that Phase One Jiles Road project. The Mayor confronted Demery at the Council meeting about a series of complaints and for his work having blocked the enterance to a church one Sunday. Demery made the mistake of playing dumb on the complaint history but acknowledged the church issue. So the Mayor is getting some payback by blocking the $282,035 contract with his veto and probably there will be little other work for Baldwin Construction in Kennesaw. It is an expensive lesson for Baldwin President Demery and is probably seen by the Mayor as a lesson to others that Clint Eastwood isn't the only one to use the phrase: "Make my Day!". Mayor: 1, Construction President: 0. Now the Mayor needs to get rid of the downtown Massage Parlor or at the very least the in your face advertising that is a blight on the downtown historic area. - Bill Harris, Kennesaw
Bill September 09, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I noticed when attending the 125th Annaversary event downtown yesterday that the banner on the porch of Jo-Jo's Massage had been removed. The large wooden yard sign remains. See photo at : http://kennesaw125.blogspot.com/

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