Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Arena Expansion Plans Moving Ahead

Posted on 8/3/2016 3:50 PM by Ron Manz 107.5 KISSFM
A meeting has been set for next Wednesday, August 10th in Vernon between the new arena committee and the quantity surveyor pricing out the construction budget for the facility. At this point MQN has completed a design for the building and is supplying drawings to the quantity surveyor. Recreation Services Director Doug Ross says if all is on budget they will move forward. "And if the propsed building is looking like it might come in too high, then we have to start looking at how we can trim things that we have asked for in the building to get things. Ross says if the current design doesn't meet or go under the budget proposed, something will have to go. "I don't think anything is off the table and of course it would depend on how much it is over the budget. Right now we have our fingers crossed that it will come in on budget or under budget but we are taking a look at that and we will make those decisions once we are presented with the facts." This is actually the second time he's checked our numbers. There will be subsequent checks in the future to make sure that the design is staying on budget throughout the entire design of the whole project." Ross says they continue to aim for December or January at the earliest to go to tender on the job

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