By STEVEN T. DENNIS
County Administrator Rodney Shoop will retain his authority to approve change orders on county projects without coming to the Washington County Commissioners in most circumstances.
Commissioner Ronald L. Bowers questioned why Shoop was allowed to approve large change orders without obtaining approval. Shoop said he's had the authority for a couple of years to approve change orders unless they exceed the budget for a particular project.
Bowers asked Shoop if a contract bid came in $200,000 under budget, would Shoop be allowed to approve $200,000 in change orders without coming to the county.