NEW! All the World’s a (Wyandot) Stage.

December 12, 2018 · 0 comments

UPDATE: NEW info Added

– 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 $278,000 in change orders.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.  14 years later comparing the 2 documents with a series of change orders , we find this:

This is the newest document that was submitted to the Department of Treasury for the 2018 bond.

2018

Both documents are drawn in their own “to scale” , and the drawings are not in scale to each other, but one thing is clear when superimposing the 2018 drawing over the 2004; the stage does not appear to have changed in size.

With the money spent on this renovation reflected in the change orders, you would think there would have been a significant size change…..

 

2004

Superimposed images…newest on the top:

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the original monthly change order summaries relating to the Wyandot stage:

 

 

 

 

 

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

*Note the newly added Yellow highlighted  change order I had overlooked. $25,421 for mechanical work to “enlarge the existing stage”, 4 months after July 2006 when concrete,new flooring and electrical were done?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-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, November 2006 and months thereafter? So the kids weren’t using the stage at all during the renovations?

 

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]= see my post “DRYWALL AND it’s ROLE IN FRAUD” from April 2019

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  12 months and a change order for demolition AND additional foundation and masonry work come near the ‘end’ of the project? Concrete done  by McCarthy in July 2006 and then a totally different company Gemelli in July of 2007. an entire year after this project was started.

Also to note :10 different companies are working this project? Who would believe this crazy construction timeline?…….Are we looking at a case of stage fraud?

 

 

 

 

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