Attorney recommends disputing $16,510 bill

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 05:34 PM.

CARYVILLE — When it comes to paying a contractor's bill for $16,510, Town Attorney Lyndia Spears told the Caryville Town Council on Aug. 13 that “calling their bluff” would be the best course of action.

The council approved Spears sending a letter of dispute and request of proof of documentation in reply to a contractor who sent the bill.

The bill was first discussed during the council’s June 11 meeting.

Spears explained that the town received two grants of $20,000 to build Hodges and Sellers Park in Caryville in 2010.

“This was before my time, but as I understand it one of the parks went over budget,” said Spears. “However the town had paid off the over amount, which was quite a bit over $20,000. This bill says that the town owes a principle amount of $16,510 but fails to provide documentation, which is why I strongly advise the town dispute the bill.”

Spears said that the contractor has yet to provide documentation and at this time there is nothing else the town can do in the matter.

Supervisor of the Caryville Flea Market Paron Beeco came before the town council to give an update on preparations for the next Flea Across Florida, which will be held in September.

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