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Feud delays renovation of Eastside Sports Park
By: Genevieve Curtis
EL PASO, Texas - The renovations to the county's East Side Sports Park should have been completely done by mid-August, but construction crews are still on site and the area is still very much a work in progress.
County Commissioners said disputes between the contractor, Sunlight Enterprise, and architectural firm Parkhill, Smith and Cooper caused the backup.
It's pushed the completion date back to sometime in December.
County Judge Veronica Escobar said this means the county is losing revenue every day it intended to make off of the park.
But county commissioners have the option to call in the bond, which means the county won't incur additional expenses and should be able to recoup those revenue losses. That would be decided at a later date.
KFOX14 tried to speak to contractor Daniel Gonzalez at the meeting but he didn't want to give a comment.
KFOX14 also placed a call to Parkhill, Smith and Cooper but did not hear back.
The nearly $7 million project includes new fields, a two-story clubhouse and batting cages.
The county post pone taking any action on the Sports Park until next week.