The legal battle over bird-safe façades for new Madison projects continued after city attorneys responded on Friday to an appeal from construction trade groups. A Dane County judge decided in August to uphold a city ordinance requiring new projects over 10,000 square feet to include designs to mitigate bird collisions.
A construction contractor and the city of Middleton together scored a victory in court over the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin, but that result cost the company about three times as much.
The Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin may not have succeeded in fighting city hall, but the organization’s lawsuit against Middleton made clear the group is willing to take a swing.
Bret Newcomb could forestall further legal action against his company by pushing ahead as quickly as possible with the construction of a Middleton public works building.
In suing the city of Middleton over its bidding procedures, the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin is doing something it has not done in at least two decades.
Dane County Judge Peter Anderson has extended until at least May 5 a temporary restraining order barring the construction of a public works building in Middleton following a daylong hearing in a lawsuit against the city.
A prominent Wisconsin construction company wants to know why it was deemed unqualified to perform restoration work on the Kenosha County Courthouse.
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