North Augusta splash pad contractor sues city

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The contractor who built North Augusta’s first splash pad last April is suing the city for lost business.

Tony Ammar completed the splash pad at Summerfield Park on Old Edgefield Road in April, but an investigation by The Augusta Chronicle revealed the $135,000 structure remained dry because of permitting issues with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. It eventually opened to the public at the end of August.

Ammar blamed the city for not securing the permits; North Augusta pinned the permitting problem on Ammar.

Now Ammar is seeking $2,500, plus an $80 filing fee, for “regrading the site, including removing and resetting a section of the retaining wall.” Ammar has said in past interviews that his equipment sat idle in February while the city changed its plans and added a short wall around the concrete pad.

The complaint filed in North Augusta Magistrate Court names North Augusta and Bob Brooks, past director of parks and recreation, as plaintiffs.

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augusta citizen 03/01/12 - 04:33 pm
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Well, it was all a mess from

Well, it was all a mess from the start. Who knows whose fault it was, all parties ended up looking bad. Why did they need it anyway?

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dichotomy 03/01/12 - 07:11 pm
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Well, it never sounded kosher

Well, it never sounded kosher to me that they expected the contractor to get the health dept. operating permits. If you pay someone to build you a restaurant you don't expect him to get your business license and health department inspection.

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corgimom 03/01/12 - 07:50 pm
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Permitting issues? Why not

Permitting issues? Why not just permit issues?

Does that mean the issues were allowed to do something?

Permitting problems? Were those problems allowed to do something, too? Or was it permit problems?

A building or operating permit is a noun. It is a piece of paper, an inanimate object and can't perform an action.

"Permitting" is a verb, it allows something to do something. As in "weather permitting". As in "The city is permitting people to walk their dogs in the park."

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