SIDNEY — A new skateboard park will cost the Town of Sidney $700,000 — more than double original estimates made back in April and May.
On June 27, council voted to increase their contributions to the project, finding the money in their parks reserve ($60,000), surplus ($50,000) and Gas Tax reserve ($590,000).
The skate park itself will cost $400,000 of that overall amount. The added costs come in site preparation ($191,000), a legacy feature ($20,000 for something to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017 ), staff work ($25,000) and a contingency fund of $63,000.
The vote to increase the budget was unanimous. Work started this week. It’s anticipated the new facility will be complete next summer.