Cost limit put on extra master plan

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 6:33 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 11:25 PM
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The details of a contract for another Augusta master plan haven’t been worked out, but the cost can’t exceed $500,000, the Augusta Commission decided today.

In a 7-3 vote – commissioners Joe Bowles, Jerry Brigham and Corey Johnson opposed – the commission gave City Administrator Fred Russell permission to spend up to $100,000 for preliminary work by Shields DESIGN LLC during the negotiations. The administrator was also told to look for outside funding sources.

In March the Augusta Commission charged Mr. Russell with negotiating a fee with ICON Architecture Inc., for a master plan covering everything not included in the downtown plan sponsored by Augusta Tomorrow. Former ICON principal partner John Shields has since formed his own company, Shields DESIGN.

The focus of the second plan will be on areas south of Gordon Highway, and commissioners have said they hope south Augusta’s private industries and employers, along with the cities of Hephzibah and Blythe, will contribute.

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paco2005 05/05/09 - 06:42 pm
They did contribute its

They did contribute its called TAXES remember the money you all get to do your jobs with. But if a bussiness dont pay their taxes then go after them and not the home owners for the lost revenues

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