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$90K authorized to replace Port's underground power lines

by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - During a special meeting at the port authority, the board of directors authorized management to obtain up to $90,000 out of the Port's Facilities Maintenance Fund to replace underground power lines. It was over a week ago when the underground power lines at the port's load center three went offline that normally powers the container freight station and high tower.

Port general manager Joanne Brown said, "But what I would like to ask at a future meeting if I could get your authorization for matters like this in the yard or at least up to 50-thousand dollars so in the event an emergency like this happens we're in a position, with of course I will consult with you anyways, but it would avoid having to wait the time that we've had to wait for the public notice requirements to address the transfer of funds. They've not been able to use the facility and it's been on generator since this incident happens."

The port will use the funding to procure the services of a qualified contractor that will address the replacement of the power lines. Brown adds the scope of work is already completed and depending on the price, it should take 90 days for construction.

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