City council adds additional 55K to Jubilee Park upgrades project

City council adds additional 55K to Jubilee Park upgrades project

Subgrade issues costing Wetaskiwin more for park upgrades

Due to a funding shortfall and unseen subgrade issues Wetaskiwin city council is having to pour thousands of dollars more into the Diamond Jubilee Park construction upgrades project.

The project was originally approved for $578,859, and now an additional $55,907, almost 10 per cent, is needed to complete the work.

The funds will come from unspecified reserves.

City council approved the decision during its Feb. 26 meeting.

“The project was a bit of a challenge,” said Sue Howard, director of engineering and development, who added changes were made to the project without council approval.

She informed council the funds would not be released until the deficiencies in the project are rectified, meeting city standards.

Administration will be returning to council within one month of the final payments being made to provide a complete report on the project costs.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca