More questions raised about Peak Speed contract |

More questions raised about Peak Speed contract

I read Frisco Town Council member Bernie Zurbriggen’s June 2 letter to the editor with a great deal of interest, since I imagined his intent would be to assure us the Summit County Telecommunications Consortium (SCTC) Beanpole Project was not in as much trouble as it appeared from previous articles in the Summit Daily. 

In a letter a few weeks ago, I pointed out some red flags I saw in the conduct of the project management to date. 

Unfortunately, Mr. Zurbriggen chose rather to dismiss my concerns and offer no assurance the project is on good footing and will be completed anytime soon – and at the stated budget.

While I appreciated the history lesson and can understand how the county got into the current position, I wonder if he would please take word processor in hand one more time and answer a few questions? Hopefully, he and the SCTC have the answers readily available.

– What is the current schedule to deliver the contractual requirements? How far behind the original schedule is the project currently?

– What is the remaining budget to complete the project? What is the current estimate of the total cost of the project?

– What is the the current plan to ensure contractor performance in accordance with the contract? He’s busted due dates in the past; what are you going to do to make sure he doesn’t do it again in the future? 

By the way, I respect Mr. Zurbriggen’s resume, but the actions on this project, particularly with respect to the damages for delays that were waived, continue to disturb me. 

These are not the actions expected in an arm’s-length relationship with a contractor.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User