Ancaster's Spring Valley Arena renovation miscalculation must be record

Opinion Jul 17, 2014 Dundas Star News

Re: Price of Spring Valley Arena jumps to $1.2 million, July 3.

I was not surprised to learn councillor Lloyd Ferguson was “blown away” when city staff advised him  that the renovation to dressing rooms at Spring Valley Arena had jumped from $400,000 to $1.2 million.

We are well aware that many public projects, even with exorbitant initial price tags, are rarely completed on budget, but a 200 per cent miscalculation must be a new record.

This project is supposed to be a renovation to dressing rooms in a hockey arena _ a very basic undertaking — why is it costing as much as a large luxury home.

Perhaps the city might like to explain to the public why the cost has gone through the roof.

Les Farrington

Ancaster

Ancaster's Spring Valley Arena renovation miscalculation must be record

Opinion Jul 17, 2014 Dundas Star News

Re: Price of Spring Valley Arena jumps to $1.2 million, July 3.

I was not surprised to learn councillor Lloyd Ferguson was “blown away” when city staff advised him  that the renovation to dressing rooms at Spring Valley Arena had jumped from $400,000 to $1.2 million.

We are well aware that many public projects, even with exorbitant initial price tags, are rarely completed on budget, but a 200 per cent miscalculation must be a new record.

This project is supposed to be a renovation to dressing rooms in a hockey arena _ a very basic undertaking — why is it costing as much as a large luxury home.

Perhaps the city might like to explain to the public why the cost has gone through the roof.

Les Farrington

Ancaster

Ancaster's Spring Valley Arena renovation miscalculation must be record

Opinion Jul 17, 2014 Dundas Star News

Re: Price of Spring Valley Arena jumps to $1.2 million, July 3.

I was not surprised to learn councillor Lloyd Ferguson was “blown away” when city staff advised him  that the renovation to dressing rooms at Spring Valley Arena had jumped from $400,000 to $1.2 million.

We are well aware that many public projects, even with exorbitant initial price tags, are rarely completed on budget, but a 200 per cent miscalculation must be a new record.

This project is supposed to be a renovation to dressing rooms in a hockey arena _ a very basic undertaking — why is it costing as much as a large luxury home.

Perhaps the city might like to explain to the public why the cost has gone through the roof.

Les Farrington

Ancaster