July 17th, 2017 by

Oops! Field lighting costing more

The lighting of ball and soccer fields in Quinte West’s Centennial Park is costing more than originally anticipated.

A mix-up in the bidding for the construction and lighting of the fields will likely force council to vote to take $275,000 out of a capital reserve account.

Drawings provided to bidders showed the need for a less powerful electrical system than was actually needed and specified in the tender’s wording.

The mix-up means the project will increase in cost from the original estimate of $421,000 to just under $700,000.

Quinte West council will vote on the issue tonight.