County May Seek Help From Bankruptcy Lawyer To Help With DAB And EMS Nature Coast Local News
DAB Constructors filed for bankruptcy early last month. Nature Coast EMS filed for bankruptcy on October 2, the same day the county resumed ambulance services.
In the aftermath of these two high-profile bankruptcies, County Attorney Denise Dymond Lyn, in a note attached to the committee’s Oct. 12 agenda, recommends that the board retain Largo’s bankruptcy consultant Jake Blanchard , as an assistant.
Blanchard, in a note to Lyn, said his hourly billing rate is $ 300 for government work. His fees should not exceed $ 8,000, according to Lyn.
It’s been a month for Citrus County when it comes to these two top companies.
DAB Constructors announced last month that it was filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and that the the unexpected closure has left a huge dent in county road projects.
DAB had already fallen behind in completing the still incomplete expansion segments of US 19 at Homosassa and Crystal River. The sureties are scrambling to find a replacement company.
DAB also had a $ 3.4 million contract to re-surf the roads in the Citrus County neighborhood.
Then came the county’s sudden decision last month to end its contract with Nature Coast EMS and resume service after the private nonprofit continued to return for additional financial assistance to continue operating and increase staff.
The committee meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12 at the Inverness courthouse.