I know Greg Alexander blamed the negative Waterfront budget variance on the settlement: • To date, based on actual gross expenditures, a variance of $443,085 or 0.8%exists primarily related to contract settlements of $507,400 negotiated by the City Solicitor. In so doing, the City was able to achieve substantial completion without any additional delays and include these […]
Come one, come all to see the Amazing Commisso and his trained councilors performing on selected Mondays at Thunder Bay City Hall. Be stupified as the Amazing Commisso sticks head inside a councilor’s mouth. Watch as councilors balance objects on their noses.
They used the old Corporate Report 2013-018 trick. The oldest trick in the book. And the local Thunder Bay media just does not care. Just does not care.
It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission. – Rear Admiral Grace Hopper – US Navy I spent a bit of time today thinking about the Aquatic Habitat Pond that is costing us taxpayers an additional $400,000 plus. the pond is the part of the agreement signed with DFO in 2009 providing additional […]
“This is a vision that came about through the community, through the public, through the waterfront development committee,” Peterson said Friday at the formal celebration for the completion of phase one of the development of Prince Arthur’s Landing. Tbnewswatch July 20, 2012 (full article here) I was there. Big celebration. Lots of backslapping. Former mayor […]
Remember this? Council approved a single source contract to Manshield for $3.2 million to finish up Phase One of the waterfront construction Monday. But that work won’t begin until private development is finished. While the city usually has a tendering process for contracts like the one awarded to Manshield, in this case it was recommended […]
The waterfront rink is closed for the season already. Even with daily highs hovering around freezing, workers were still having trouble keeping ice during the day. I have given this a lot of thought. The refrigeration system should be able to keep an ice surface solid at those temperatures. If the ice surface was a uniform […]
REPORT NO.2011.003 AND WHEREAS the additional funding required to complete the project and to address project scope changes and cost adjustments based on final detailed design is within the approved City budget for the waterfront, we recommend that with respect to Report No. 2011.003 (Waterfront Development) City Council approve a budget adjustment of $8,600,741 to […]
“It wasn’t a budget it was an estimate,” he said. “As we refine the variance documents and plans for the construction, we’re able to develop a budget. The budget that was ultimately approved by council in February 2011 was the $57.9 million. “Those are also estimates in 2007 dollars. Construction and inflation over these last […]
Soon I will begin the 2013 search for infrastructure cracking at Prince Arthur’s Landing. It is looking like it will be a bumper crop of cracked concrete, asphalt and tiles. Above you have a new problem area right in front of the Baggage Building. I believe the concrete crack was there last year, but […]