All the World’s a (Wyandot) Stage.

October 30, 2017 · 0 comments

A line taken from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”. The Wyandot Middle School stage was the focus of quite a few change orders in July 2006 and again in January 2007 relating to it’s enlargement. Roughly $253,000 in change orders.

Here are the original monthly change order   summaries :






Putting these contractor’s contract changes in time line spread sheet looks like this:

-Note the word “enlarge” used on almost every listed change order and is certainly’ boiler plated’* here.

* See Fraud watch to find the definition of ‘boiler plated’.

1.Was there an original contract to enlarge the stage and who was it primarily awarded to and for how much?

2.Why would stage work take place during the time school was in session, January 2007?


3.Why would the Architect submit a plan to the  Michigan Treasury showing the stage was going to be made smaller, for “storage” and “stage storage remodeled  into a cafeteria corridor”, yet these change orders show it was enlarged?

4. 35$ K in drywall [enough to drywall 2- 3,000 square foot homes], and 40$ K for electrical work [ that is a lot of copper.] What area was taken away from to enlarge the stage?

5.Why the gap in time of 7 months and a change order for demolition AND additional foundation and masonry work come at the ‘end’ of the project?

Why are these questions still  relevant years later? There have been  recent instances  of work being invoiced to government bodies and not really being done.

Let’s hope this isn’t the case here.


Coming soon: Out- of- Order change orders, firewalls and too many manholes.

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