News

Public works sheds to get new roofs

Replacing three shed roofs in the Public Works Yard this year will cost taxpayers just over $41,600.

That price tag is $6,000 more than the $34,000 budget that was adopted for the project in May, based on an independent estimate by a consultant last fall. Council was also given the option of just replacing the worst of the three roofs, at a cost of $28,290. However, according to the consultant’s estimates, delaying the replacement could cost up to an extra $23,000, increasing the total costs by almost $9,000.

As council voted to support the over-budget option, it will need to adopt an amendment to the Financial Plan Bylaw and a Capital Works and Equipment Reserve Fund Appropriation Bylaw before the contract can be awarded. If the amendment and bylaw are adopted, Mayor and council will be presented with the recommendation to award the contract to Alpha Roofing.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Soldier killed in Parliament Hill siege
 
Fire burns old high school library in Alberni
 
Victoria MP caught in Ottawa shooting drama
NDP hold on to Alberni-Pacific Rim
 
Miss Nanaimo Ambassador crowned
 
Dateline: Cowichan 1947: Basketball excitement grips the valley
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
The Week — Jan. 19
 
Third attempt to reach sunken aborted; Another attempt planned

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.