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Feedback: Why are only two guards inspecting cars at the Natcher vehicle inspection area this week (Oct. 15), instead of the usual four? It now takes twice as long to get through.
Response from ORS: Prior to the guard reductions,
there were three, not four, guards assigned to the MLP-7 (Natcher) vehicle inspection.
Due to the FY 2008 budget reductions, we were forced to reduce the staffing at that location
by one guard. There are now two guards stationed during operating hours at that inspection
station. We apologize to our customers if the reductions increase wait-times but it was necessary to meet the decrease in funding for the guard contract.
Feedback: What is the status of the Valve Vault 22 Cold Water Pipe Installation project at the east side of Bldg. 12? The project placard states that construction would last 3 months, ending
in August 2006. This is now October 2007! Why is there such a long delay? If the project cannot be completed in a timely fashion, they should close up the huge hole and re-landscape as there has been considerable erosion and run-off caused by the continued lack of plant material
on the construction site.
Response from the Division of Property Management,
ORF: The project is currently tied up in contracting issues, including securing additional
funding to finish the project. The process has gone through several bidding cycles in an attempt to receive a more competitive price to finish the work. The project officer has a meeting
next week (Oct. 22) with the bidders to clarify their bids. The project officer hopes to re-start the project before the end of the year.