By DINA ARÉVALO
Port Isabel-South Padre Press
A ribbon cutting ceremony that was to be held at the Port Isabel High School baseball and softball fields had to be cancelled this week after crews failed to complete the facilities’ upgrades by the project’s contracted completion date of March 14.
“The architect has asked for some rain days,” Juan Mujica, project manager with Gignac & Associates, LLP informed the Point Isabel School District Board of Trustees Tuesday evening.
To the shock of the board, Mujica said he expected the architect to request an additional 50-60 days to complete the work.
Everything looked good to go at the Board’s February meeting, when they approved a report of significant completion of the project in order to allow the District to open up the facilities for Tarpon baseball and softball home games. Though work continued, Mujica’s report indicated no delays, prompting the Board to tentatively plan for a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“We were going to have a ribbon cutting today,” Trustee Olga Vega-Carter said. “We should have known (about the delay) last week,” she said.
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