Boone Approves Contract Changes For Water Intake Project (2018-08-24 16:02:27)

More than $600,000 in changes has been approved for the Boone water intake project.

The Watauga Democrat reports the contract with the Garney Construction Company was extended by the town of Boone by 30 days in a unanimous vote. The extension included a contract price increase of $33,500.

According to the report, along with Garney Construction and the Harper Corporation, the town of Boone also unanimously approved the addition of a third contractor, Nix, Purser and Associates, for further maintenance and improvements at the water treatment plant. The total amount for the new contractor is about $600,000.

The additional expenses will continue to use up budgeted contingency funds.