Renovations problems continue at the Municipal Building

By: Ryan Houston Email
By: Ryan Houston Email

News 12 at 6 o'clock/ Tuesday, June 10 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Construction crews scrambled to fix what city officials say they broke.

A downed line shut down phone and internet communication for all 2,700 employees except for the 911 office.

Even ounty commissioners felt the communication breakdown on their county phones.

"My phone email hadn't been working today," said Commissioner Mary Davis.

The latest issue comes as the city tries to figure out space limitations with a host of city departments.

"Any new construction your going to run into some problems overall things are going smoothly," said Commissioner Mary Davis.

City workers say some offices have too much space and others don't have enough. Others tell us bad decisions in the past are impacting the present.

"So now you're left cleaning up somebody else's mess," News 12 asked.

"Yes or changing some decisions that were rendered," said Interim Administrator Tameka Allen.

"I wouldn't say that. It was some communication issues along the way. Maybe people didn't take it as serious when they were asked. The thing is we are working it out now," said Interim Deputy Administrator Steve Cassell.

We're told today's hiccup won't add any more to the $40 million dollar face-lift. Recently, Commissioners voted to move the clerk into the new space for the law department.

Currently the procurement department is using the law department's office until their new space is ready. Officials still haven't address problems Judge Overstreet pointed out about no holding cells for prisoners behind the Commission chambers.

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