Meade Construction documents data grievance in opposition to Columbus Zoo

A construction firm whose no-bid choice by previous Columbus Zoo and Aquarium officials drew investigators’ scrutiny has filed a public-documents lawsuit against the zoo in the Ohio Supreme Court docket, the most current transfer in what court docket files describe as an ongoing, back again-and-forth among the two events considering that previous 12 months.  

The Tuesday morning submitting by Meade Building seeks an buy that the zoo develop information that the construction firm requested less than the state’s general public data regulation. Specially, the enterprise asked for the contract for new zoo CEO Tom Schmid, but explained the fit, if profitable, would very clear the way for all varieties of zoo information to be made general public. 

Previous zoo CEO Tom Stalf individually picked Meade as the vendor for the $2 million Straker Lake cabins undertaking at The Wilds without having trying to get aggressive bidding or going as a result of the customary “structure-make” procedure, an outside investigation and forensic audit concluded last 12 months.  The firm also billed the zoo a “sizeable price tag overrun” for the venture.