Concrete Rubble

The last of the oversized concrete debris should be gone soon after Port of Brookings Harbor commissioners approved a change order to pay for the removal. 

The “green building,” at 16320 Lower Harbor Rd., may be mostly removed, but it keeps giving Port of Brookings Harbor commissioners something to talk about.

The board discussed the latest issue during a special meeting Dec. 4.

The contractor overseeing demolition of the structure, Allied Roofing and Construction, submitted a change order that added another $12,000 to the original demolition estimate of $84,350, bringing the total cost to remove the building to $96,350.

The change order was initiated when the contractor discovered what port manager Gary Dehlinger described as “a lot more concrete” in the footings and slab, exceeding the dimensions provided on plans used to create the original bid.

The additional material raised the contractor’s labor for demolition and the cost for disposing of the rubble.

The original drawings indicated 5-inch thick slabs and 24-inch foundation walls. What the contractor found were 10-inch slabs and 30-inch walls.

After discussion, the port commissioners agreed to accept the change order as a “not to exceed $12,000” extension of the original contract.

The next regularly scheduled meeting for the Port of Brookings Harbor is at 6 p.m. on Dec. 17. The agenda includes the most-recent draft financial audit for fiscal year 2018-19. The entire board packet may be downloaded at


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