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.

 

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