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Lewiston Road Contractor Compensated

By Darryl McPherson

City Controller Maria Brown took fast action to get contractor paid.

Last week, we reported that Accadia Site Contracting, the contractor working on the Lewiston Road construction project, was facing a problem in being paid. Though the proper paperwork for $1.2 million in work was submitted to the city of Niagara Falls, no one could account for its whereabouts.

“No one can find it,” Accadia’s Project Manager Anthony Milone said.

Fortunately, the tide has turned as the Controller’s office now reports that the invoice has been received. “I paid it. It was delivered to me Monday; I believe Jeffrey Skurka returned back in the office on the 7th. It was paid immediately once I got it and I made sure I got it to him [Accadia] in the morning mail, so he would get it for sure on Tuesday,” Controller Maria Brown told the Reporter.

The missing element was the signature of City Engineer Jeffrey Skurka, who had to approve the invoice. Skurka was out on medical leave, which arose shortly after the council cut his pay from $96,000 to $78,000.

Accadia confirmed that they did receive the payment and were grateful for the assistance of the Reporter. “I appreciate everything you guys did,” said Milone.



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Jan 15 , 2013