The first stage of the city hall renovations are expected to be completed this month.

Report pegs city hall reno costs at $375,000

City hall renovations have cost more than $375,000 so far, according to a new report to council.

City hall renovations have cost more than $375,000 so far, according to a new report to council.

The report by Mike Thomas, the City of Revelstoke director of engineering and development services, lays out the spending since renovations began in 2013.

In 2013, $71,213.07 was spent demolishing the ground-floor office space and completing a hazardous building assessment and architectural design work.

In 2014, $129,539.67 was spent on interior and exterior work. The interior work included construction of the openings for the new windows, construction of the new entrance, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and interior finishing. The exterior work included the replacement and expansion of the Second Street sidewalk and construction of the new ramp and staircase to city hall.

So far in 2015, $174,899.16 has been spent to finish the interior and exterior renovations, including stucco finishing, installing doors, windows, flooring and the ceiling, and painting. An estimated $35,000 is expected to be spent to finish the project, including furniture, flooring, landscaping and moving.

As well, $20,000 is being budgeted in 2015 “for preliminary review and design work for potential options for the future of city hall,” the report states.

The report also says the cost to finish the work this year and last using city staff and contractors was almost $260,000 less than the single bid received on the project from Vic Van Isle.

The report was produced in a response to a request from council for more information on the city hall renovations. Council has already opted to push back three other projects – an elevator, moving council chambers, and renovating the finance department – by a year in order to review the remaining renovations.

In 2013, the project’s cost was estimated at $256,672.50, however it is not clear if that estimate included just the interior renovations, or also included the exterior works.

Council will discuss the report, along with a second draft of the 2015-19 Financial Plan, at a special budget meeting on Thursday. Apr. 9.

The first stage of renovations is expected to be finished this month.


Just Posted

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence nominees announced

The nominees for the annual Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards… Continue reading

‘Police are ready’ for legal pot, say Canadian chiefs

But Canadians won’t see major policing changes as pot becomes legal

Revelstoke City Council makes moves to protect the look of the downtown core

Revelstoke City Council has issued a development permit for a three story… Continue reading

Revelstoke women’s hockey hosts third annual tournament

The Revelstoke Kodiaks women’s hockey team hosted a tournament last weekend. Dawson… Continue reading

Revelstoke Grizzlies 8-0, playing at home on Saturday

The Grizzlies are 8-0 so far in the regular season after another… Continue reading

Sunny skies for the week ahead

Environment Canada is forecasting clear skies for the Okanagan and Shuswap

Trump: Saudi king ‘firmly denies’ any role in Khashoggi mystery

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is travelling to the Middle East to learn more about the fate of the Saudi national

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Allen died in Seattle from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

South Okanagan man alleged to have exposed genitals to children

Penticton RCMP said incident occurred at the Kiwanis Park

Transport Canada to take new look at rules, research on school bus seatbelts

Canada doesn’t currently require seatbelts on school buses

Sockeye run in Shuswap expected to be close to 2014 numbers

Salute to the Sockeye on Adams River continues until Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m.

Michelle Mungall’s baby first in B.C. legislature chamber

B.C. energy minister praises support of staff, fellow MLAs

Canucks: Pettersson in concussion protocol, Beagle out with broken forearm

Head coach Travis Green called the hit ‘a dirty play’

5 tips for talking to your kids about cannabis

Health officials recommend sharing a harm reduction-related message.

Most Read