During the Centre City Council meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Mansfield informed the Council of another change order on the tennis court and pickleball court project. This increased the total projected cost of the project to $290,251.74 which is way over budget. City Building Inspector, Raymond Matthews, explained why the cost got over budget.
He went on to say it took more than 300 loads of compactible soil to back fill what had to be taken out. That amount of soil with the cost of engineering and consulting on the project help increase the cost overrun.
Although the Mayor and Council did not like the situation, the cost was approved with a target completion date in January. The project is being paid for with American Rescue money.
Gutters were approved for the Farmers Market Pavilion at a cost of $1475 which will be paid for with grant funds.
A new heat and air system for the AA Building was approved complete with new air ducts to be installed. The total amount is $10,500 with the low bid from Gossett Sheet Metal of Centre.
The Council approved waiving the second regularly scheduled meeting of the month due to the Holiday Schedules. The next meeting of the Centre City Council is the second Tuesday in January 2023.