He said to him they appear to be a week to 10 days ahead of schedule.
The deadline for getting the site ready is May 24.
The company has the construction site down to grade. Cobb said they are still blasting the surrounding area because they are trying to move bedrock.
The hill is no longer a hill, Cobb said.
Costco plans to begin the preliminary work, like installing storm drains, sewers, and gas tanks, next week, the mayor said.
Wright Brothers Construction is working seven days a week from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to meet the deadline.
Cobb said they have lost four days to rain since February. He said depending on what the construction crew is working on, the rain could stop its work.
He anticipates that the rain this weekend might slow work.
At a special Fort Oglethorpe City Council meeting on April 27, the council approved the variance for the ring road around Costco.
City manager Ron Goulart said this will allow the road to accommodate traffic to the store. The approval was a formality to follow city ordinances.
The variance gives Costco an entrance off Cloud Springs Road. This will be the entrance that customers will use once the store opens, which is projected for the last week of August.
Applications for Costco jobs might be available in mid-May
Mayor Ronnie Cobb says he expects Costco to begin accepting applications the second week of May.
To his knowledge, the company usually begins accepting applications about 12 weeks prior to the store’s opening day.
Cobb’s suggests people who are interested in applying for a job to visit the company’s website, costco.com.
The jobs are divided into hourly and management positions as well as those that require a license.
The Fort Oglethorpe location is not currently listed on Costco’s website.
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