Punta Gorda Mayor, Anthony Fuentes, also had some complaints about a SIF project that was completed about a year ago.
According to the Mayor, the Punta Gorda Town Council received a refurbished Municipal Office at their administration building, but just about a year later they have issues with the structure.
“SIF presented its plan to the Council, and then after one year the Liability Defects are on the contractor, and after that the Council is the one that is responsible to maintain the structure.
Yes, there’s more that needs to be done by the Social Investment Fund to ensure that the monies invested in these buildings, we get value for money.
The amount of money. four hundred and sixteen thousand dollars, was spent. There are already some defects on that particular building. One year has passed already, so we are left to maintain that particular building.”