Q Is the decision of a board of supervisors to replace a conventional heating and cooling system with a federally funded geothermal system on an existing construction contract permissible under the change order provision set forth in Section 31-7-13(g)?
A The factual question of whether a change order may be issued based on a particular circumstance must be answered by the board of supervisors. However, the facts suggest that the board of supervisors may amend the existing construction contract to include the new geothermal system at the new building that is the subject of the existing construction contract. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Miller dated June 17, 2010)