Greg Smith, a state legislator who has managed the Treasure Valley Reload Center since it was a concept, is resigning from the project team, effective Feb. 28, according to an email obtained by The Enterprise.
By Les Zaitz - The Enterprise
Project managers in a recent meeting that the Treasure Valley Reload Center in Nyssa is so far over budget that contractors are “talked into” not submitting invoices. They expect to ask state legislators for another $5 million on top of $30 million already committed by the state.
NYSSA – The remarks to the board seemed to come from a project manager both frugal and attentive to costs. In somber tones, Greg Smith told the board of the Malheur County Development Corp. that he and the project engineer “are closely watching the budget.” Smith has been in charge[Read More…]
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Project managers disclosed last week that converting farmland into an industrial site for the project in will take an extra $1.2 million that was not in their budget.