Monthly Archives: July 2013


School Security Updates in Michigan

Possibly due to the many school shootings in the past few years, Michigan’s Portage Schools are getting 600, 000 dollars worth of new security systems. They, like many schools, are taking advantage of the summer months to work on these projects while kids are out. They are doing this work so that staff at the buildings will be given more secure entrances. Some of the buildings are a bit more difficult because they are older and the offices were built more towards the middle of the building. They will have to relocate the offices spaces. Schools should be secure and ready by the time classes start back up.

Colorado Mechanic’s Lien

In Colorado, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a Colorado mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property.

 Colorado mechanics liens filed with regard to public projects attach to the funds held by the public owner. Contractors, as well as subcontractors, design professionals, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers can file a Colorado mechanics lien. If a company supplies material to a material supplier, they are not eligible to file a Colorado mechanics lien claim. Yes. At least 10 days prior to filing a Colorado mechanics lien statement, the claimant must provide a notice of intent to the owner and the prime contractor.

Colorado Cemetery Rediscovered

Recently, in Ignacio County, construction workers were working on the site for a new elementary school, when they found four human bodies on site. In the next few months, 26 bodies were found. These bodies were apparently buried about a century ago in the recently rediscovered cemetery. They have found that many of the bodies are Native American belonging to the Southern Ute Tribe, however not much has been said about exhuming the bodies out of respect for the tribe. Construction will continue on the site so that the school will be able to open.

Missouri Mechanic’s Liens

In Missouri, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Missouri Mechanic’s Liens. When a Missouri mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Contractors, as well as subcontractors, sub-subcontractors and suppliers who have a contract with a general contractor or a subcontractor can file a Missouri mechanics lien. The original contractor who contracts directly with the owner must give a disclosure notice in writing to the owner as a condition precedent to the establishment of any Missouri mechanic’s lienrights in its favor. The notice must be given either at the time of execution of the contract, when the material is delivered, when the work is commenced or with the first invoice.

Missouri Road Construction

More and more roads are under construction as the summer months roll along. Construction workers will begin on Friday, July 5. They will be closing down the Northland Bridge, more specifically the ramp southbound I-35 to southbound I-435. The road here will be fully closed down, so drivers will have to find a new route for their commutes. However, it should be completed by July 19.

Illinois Mechanic’s Lien

In Illinois, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Illinois lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Contractors, as well as subcontractors and material suppliers can file an Illinois construction lien. If a company does not have a contract with the owner or with the contractor, they are not eligible to file an Illinois mechanics lien claim. Preliminary Notices are required in the state of Illinois. To find out more, visit us here.

Higgins Road Bike Trail

Chicago’s Higgins Road will begin construction for a bicycle and pedestrian bring starting Monday, July 8. The construction for this bridge will not be obstructing the current biking path, at least not until December, and even then, they feel that construction will not be a problem for them. The trail should cost about 2.8 million, which is lower than expected. They date set for completion of the project is April 2014, but they think it may be finished sooner than that. Once it is finished, Chicago biker will have a more pleasant and care-free riding experience.

Indiana Mechanic’s Liens

In Indiana, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When an Indiana construction lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Indiana mechanics liens filed with regard to public projects attach to the funds held by the public owner. Contractors, as well as subcontractors, design professionals, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers can file an Indiana mechanics lien. Prelien Notices are required in a few states. However, in Indiana, it is only required based on certain circumstances. Click here to find out more.

Workers Protest Wages

A labor union is protesting some Fort Waynebusinesses and construction companies that it said aren’t paying workers the area standard wages and benefits. Fort Financial contracted Schenkel Construction, and Schenkel Construction is not even paying its hired workers the minimum wage for that area. And this is not the only time this has happened; there are four other job sites where the contractor is not paying his workers enough. In the mornings, workers have stood on the sidewalks holding up signs in protest of their insufficient pay.

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Tennessee Construction Liens

In Tennessee, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic’s Liens. When a Tennessee mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. All persons providing labor or materials for the construction, repair, or improvement or removal of any permanent building or structure next to real estate is entitled to a Tennessee mechanics’ lien. In Tennessee, a contractor in direct contractual privity with the owner has no pre-lien notice requirements. However, subcontractors have various pre-lien notice requirements. Visit us to find out more.