Written by Kathy Olivarez Friday, 10 January 2014 08:00
Problems with the renovation of the old Hidalgo County administration building have caused the project to grind to a halt and have, according to County Judge Ramon Garcia.
The contractor has threatened to walk off the job if issues were not addressed, he said, adding that there have been as many as 25 meetings to try and work out the issues.
Alex Palacios, construction manager, told the Commissioners Court at a meeting Tuesday there had been “a little hiccup in renovations plans” for the building.
Palacios said it was not known before renovation started that the two vaults on the first floor were bearing the load for the upper floors and could not be removed. Palacios referred to the lack of knowledge as a “change of discovery” that was not recognized until demolition began.