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Letter to the editor: Fed up with giving Latrobe more money

Just read the story “Sewage pump among $91K in work added to Latrobe elementary project” (Aug. 22, TribLIVE). Greater Latrobe school board member Mike Zorch sounds unhappy the board was questioned.

First, let’s talk sewage pump. You’re telling us you didn’t know the slope was shallow? What kind of poor site planning did you do? It would have cost more than $91,000 to raise the building to the proper grade. Not buying that one. Pumps like that aren’t sold at Lowe’s. You knew long ago it was needed.

You paid $11,173 to modify sinks so they are the correct height. The building plans placed the sink height, so either the design or contractor was wrong. Why are we paying for the mistake? Did you sign off on the plan without checking?

And $2,918 for a ceiling outlet. That’s one hell of an add/delete schedule.

These are the overruns that we know about. Tell me some more about the service you’re doing for the community. The property owners are the ones paying, and I for one am fed up with increases every year.

David Gebhart


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