Project cost increases OK’d


Electric City council approved $10,520 in change orders on the arsenic treatment plant project.

Among the change orders, was a $5,536 item to place compacted crushed material four inches deep over an area that had earlier called for hydroseeding.

Another change added a new computer and the cost of sending it to a firm that would program it and set it up. This prompted one council member to say, “our present computer is only six years old and already obsolete.”

One of the other major changes was $1,809, to modify the electrical installation associated with the chemical feed equipment.

The council quickly approved the changes.

The arsenic treatment plant is costing the city $1.2 million.


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