Sunday, April 15, 2018

Marcus Agitates Council

M.A.C. Construction owner Marcus Wallace had a few things to say to the City Council about public works contracts last week.  The video is posted below.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Damn. He gets an emergency contract and still bitches. Guess he doesn't like having to guarantee his work. Or guarantee that he will complete the work in time.

A 30 day timeframe for patching $125,000 of utility cuts? Hell; he should be able to do that in a week. Tell him to take his bitching ass back to Utica if he doesn't like the new sheriff in town that is expecting actual performance on public works contracts rather than the previous administration that just wanted to pass out public works dollars.

PittPanther said...

He's right. Only an idiot would accept a pothole filling contract with a 3 year warranty. Without fixing the entire road, these filled potholes will be open again by the fall.

Anonymous said...

Mr Wallace should have learned a bit more about public works contracts before he bought his trucks. Bonds, damages, warranty and 30 day pay terms are a part of all public construction contracts.

Previously affiliated with Road Builders said...

Where exactly are these 3 "Crates" on Woodrow Wilson?! This guy is a contractor?! Is he referring to storm drain metal "Grates" over a drop inlet box? Does he refer to a cul-de-sac as a "Kroger Sack" (yes, I've heard that one plenty of times) and does he go along with the City of Jackson's contract specifications for retaining soil in run off water with a "Silk Fence" instead the industry wide accepted item of a "Silt Fence"?!

Anonymous said...

Not at all 2:14. First off, his contract was not for pothole repair but for "Utility Cut" repair - the cuts made during January to repair the water lines during the freeze. And yes, a properly installed utility cut repair can, and should, last for three years. Learn your stuff, or else just be like this fool and complain about what you don't know.

Anonymous said... nailed it. Typical responder to request for proposals.

Anonymous said...

Will Mr. Robert Miller receiving something a little extra in his next Christmas card?

Anonymous said...

He still owes a large contractor 6 figures from jv agreement.

Anonymous said...

1) Its liquated damages, not liquidation damages.
2) Seems MAC may not have an issue with Payment & Performance bonds. Once you have a bond line in place with your insurance agent, it literally can take a few hours to have this turned around, if not sooner. Its a financial/credit thing.
3) "I'm here to help you all, help us"....hahahahahahhahahahaha

Kingfish said...

Notice one thing he never mentions? The quality of his company's work. Just says give to me because I'm local. If that contract is a slap in his face then perhaps he should have refused it.

Anonymous said...

Anybody know what happened to the pothole filling machine owned by the City of Jackson? I called public works last year and asked where it was operating. I was just curious how it worked and wanted to see it in action. They told me it was not operating that day because they had to order some materials. I'm sure there are several ingredients. Anyway, one of them was out. Has anyone ever seen this machine?

Anonymous said...

@ tha kingfish, yes, if it is not lucrative enough for you(most likely being DBE and all), you are more than welcome to not submit a bid if you don't like the bid specs. Poor fella. We should arrest the guy that's got the gun to his head making him do these projects and sign these projects. #next

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Unknown said...

Folks he said he did NOT sign the contract.

He explicitly said that and was in the process of negotiating out the offensive terms.

As for requirement for performance and payment bonds, he may have a history of non payment and incomplete work..

As for quality of his work, has anybody complained?

I know everybody associated with the Siemens contract has rightfully received complaints.

My knowledge of how third and fourth tier subs, you know the guy in the pick up trucks with tools, are universally grossly underpaid, slowly paid and generally mistreated.

Many just stop working.

Looks like they smarten up pretty quick.

Of course they anticipated making money based upon quick and easy access to enough jobs in the same general area on a daily basis.

However the reality was that the jobs were start and stop, scattered all over the area, poor or no communications with homeowners by first tier "management" subcontractors and waiting 2-3 months to paid instead of the thirty days in the contracts just wasn't working.

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