"Well, originally theproject cost was around $4 million dollars which was back in about 2008," said Craighead County Judge Ed Hill. " And in2013, we realize that costs are a lot higher in everything.”
Craighead County Judge Ed Hill said the project got off to a rocky start.
After having second thoughts about the Geotech engineer, the county decided to hire someone else.
Hill said they had to hire another contractor and a Geotech engineer to move the project along. On Monday, the Craighead Quorum Court appropriated enough moneyto finish the project.
"I commend them for making a decision toappropriate more money and we appropriated about $475 thousand dollars to seethis project finished.”
Hill said if the weather allows, the project will befinished soon."We’re hoping that we will see some dry days ahead and they’ve assuredme in about 3 or 4 months they can complete the project if the weatherpermitting and we hope it is," he said.
Hill said the project should be complete by September 2013. He said he is committed to seeing this project through to the end.
"People of Craighead County promised the people a lake andby the court making the decision that they made last night," he said. "We are going tohopefully see it done by the end of this summer.”