Victoria County officials want more documentation from the company that has helped repair government facilities in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Victoria Advocate reported.
As they work to verify what work has been completed and what is yet to be done, county commissioners are seeking more information from Virtus Group, the Kansas company that has handled the repair work.
County Commissioner Kevin Janak spearheaded a workgroup that has reviewed insurance documents, scopes of work, invoices and supplemental change orders for much of the past year. He has asked Virtus to perform an extensive review of its work in Victoria County, the newspaper reported.
The county is now withholding $352,000 from the company to “protect the taxpayers as we confirm that we owe it to [Virtus],” Janak said.
A representative of Virtus said the company will submit a bill that reflects an agreed-upon scope of work and completed work in Victoria County to make sure the financial numbers align, the Advocate reported.
“We need Virtus to respond so we can finish reviewing invoices to see exactly if the county owes any more money,” Janak said Friday.