Everyone has been talking about the construction around White Pine County that has been at a standstill and it looks like we are finally getting some answers. For the last couple years, JCR has won bids for construction around the area but has seemed to fail on finishing the projects. In the first part of November, things took another turn when JCR’s license from the Nevada State Contractors Board was suspended.
This was a big topic at the White Pine County Commission meeting last week. JCR was on the agenda as items A and B relating to all county construction projects involving the default and termination for JCR Development, LLC contract services including, without limitation, all SNPLMA projects.
Multiple people addressed it in public comment including Karri Pintar who stated “This is long overdue considering phase 1 is incomplete, Caylor Park is incomplete, and Ruth Nine Park is a hole in the ground. You’ll be lucky to have another contractor come behind JCR and finish these projects, as who wants to serve as cleanup for inferior work.”
So where does the county sit with this now? After discussion of what should be done, a 30-day allowance period was given to wait and see what can be done about the licensing. Unfortunately, all this does is leave these projects up in the air, without a clear time line of completion or even who will be completing them. More so, will this mess jeopardize the County being awarded future grants, and where does this leave private businesses and citizens who have contracted JCR for work?
The County meeting wasn’t the only meeting where JCR was discussed. The following day the City of Ely had their meeting where they voted 4/0 to revoke JCR Development LLC’s business license due to their suspended Nevada State Contractor’s license.