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Paving firm slaps lien on RSU 13 properties

By Stephen Betts | Feb 13, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts Oceanside High School in Rockland.

Rockland — A local paving company that worked at schools in Regional School Unit 13 filed a lien on the district's property for money owed to the firm.

Performance Paving filed the lien Feb. 11 in the Knox County Registry of Deeds against RSU 13. The lien, signed by company president Jake Ilvonen, states that the company is owed $125,000.

RSU 13 Superintendent John McDonald said the dispute is between the general contract Bowman Constructors of Newport, site manager George Hall and Sons of Rockland, and Performance Paving.

RSU 13 Business Manager Peter Orne said the district has proof of payment to Bowman for paving and Bowman signed lien waivers showing payment to Hall.

A Bowman spokesman said that the issue was between George Hall and Sons and Performance. A telephone message was left Wednesday afternoon with George Hall and Sons.

The lien does not detail where the work was done. The district has been upgrading schools for the past few years with Bowman as the general contractor for work done at Oceanside High School in Rockland and Oceanside Middle School in Thomaston.

This is the second lien placed on local schools during the past several months.

ELCO Electric filed a lien Oct. 9, 2019, and later a lawsuit against the Midcoast School of Technology in Rockland and general contractor Sheridan Corporation of Portland over electrical work it did last year at the new school.

The electrical subcontractor for the project claims it is owed $152,735.

That case remains active in the Knox County court.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Feb 13, 2020 12:27


I believe that they are.  My opinion.



Can you tell us whether there is proof that RSU 13 paid the GC for the paving?  If so, than it falls on the GC to paid their sub contractors.


Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Feb 13, 2020 11:27

Shouldn't be any problem paying up as this is the best economy of all time. Don't take my word for it......ask Trump.



Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Feb 13, 2020 10:26

This and the Voc Tech school's IOU to lighting contractor makes tax payers wonder if their taxes are going toward lawyers' fees in these disputes.

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