The Royal Palm Beach Council just reduced the value of the contract between the village and West Construction to $15.6 million from $15.9 million, ending a legal dispute.
A year ago, West Construction sued the village for damages and back pay from the $23 million construction of Commons Park, according to the Palm Beach Post. It claimed that the village breached its contract, leading to delays. But the village countersued, saying it suffered damages as a result of West Construction’s breaches of contract.
The new $295,000 reduction is the result of a settlement between the two parties.
“You take away all risks when you settle,” Village Manger Ray Liggins told the Post. “West Construction would rather continue bidding on projects and building things, and we would rather continue to work on things for our residents.” [PBP] – Christopher Cameron