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THE OPENING OF THE NEW MORGAN FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER IN NORTH PORT HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD AND WILL BE INTO NEXT YEAR.  PUBLISHED REPORTS SAY THE NEW $5 MILLION DOLLAR FACILITY HAS CRACKS IN THE FLOORING AND THERE ARE DELAYS IN GETTING MATERIALS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE JOB.  THE REASON FOR THAT IS THE COMPANY BUILDING THE CENTER, BORAN, CRAIG, BARBER, AND ENGLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF NAPLES, HASN’T PAID ANY OF THEIR SUBCONTRACTORS FOR NEARLY FOUR MONTHS.  THE CITY’S PROJECT MANAGER SHERRY BORGSDORF SAYS A WALK-THROUGH IS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK, AND SHE BELIEVES THAT THE BUILDING IS STRUCTURALLY SOUND.  BUT SHE ALSO SAID THE CITY HAS PERFORMED TESTS ON THE CONCRETE THAT WAS LAID, AND THE RESULTS SHOULD BE BACK BY THE WALK-THROUGH.  CITY OFFICIALS SAY THE PROJECT IS UNDER BUDGET, AND BARING ANY MAJOR SETBACK, THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPEN THE NEW COMMUNITY CENTER SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR.