On Tuesday Mayor Ron McRae was quoted as saying the budget for the Black Bear bridge repair was $800,000. Subsequent to print time, Mayor McRae confirmed with City Chief Financial Officer Holly Ronnquist that the budget for the bridge repair is less than that.
“The $800,000 figure was one of the earlier estimates if we had to totally refurbish the abutments,” McRae said. “That was not the case, so we are looking at roughly $600,000 to $620,000 to complete the project. GL accounting shows the project is on track.”