JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Local subcontractors say they're still waiting to get paid for work done on the new $350 million courthouse.
It took more than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars to get the new courthouse up and running. But even though it's open for business, not everything is finished. Until then, some workers won't get paid.
"Three months, I haven't been paid since June," said one subcontractor.
He was just one of the subcontractors who spoke out at this week's meeting with Turner Construction and city leaders. He claims they're missing three months of pay for work done on the new courthouse. Turner Construction put the blame on the city. "I have not heard from the city about the July, August, and September payments," said Mark Alles with Turner Construction.
But city council president Bill Bishop says not so fast. "They're to be paid by Turner." Bishop says the city won't pay Turner for the rest of the project until every part of this courthouse is finished. There are still problems with ADA compliance.
With all the delays and extra costs, Bishop wants to make sure Turner finishes the job. "Once it's paid off, there's no motivation to come back and do this," said Bishop.
There is no timetable on when all of the work will be finished. We do know the temporary certificate of occupancy expires in January.