The county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved two contracts for construction management for the ongoing work at the Gateway of the Americas project.
One contract is for $246,386.78 with Douglas E. Barnhart Inc. of San Diego and the other is for $55,000 with Dutton Consulting of San Diego.
Both companies oversee the ongoing sewer and water plants construction.
Gateway landowner John Pierre Menvielle told the board that construction management was paid for once with the now-defunct Tower Construction Co. He asked the board what efforts it will make to recover those costs in the county's pending lawsuit against Tower's surety company.
Menvielle was told by County Counsel Ralph Córdova Jr. that although there is not a line item for that specific money in the county's negotiation with the surety company, the county will make every effort to get all the money it is due from the failed contract with Tower.