Pitt Meadows needs $48,000 more to complete renovations already underway at city hall.
In a report to council Tuesday, director of finance Mark Roberts updated council on the project’s progress to date, explaining the additional funds were needed to complete the renovations.
Overall, the project is good value, Roberts noted.
“The building houses 30-plus staff and renos will serve primary needs for several years,” he added.
The total budget for the renovations is $332,000.
Council had previously approved $284,000 to reconfigure the building and “open concept work stations.”
The city still needs to pay for furniture, architect fees, electrical and structural consultants, as well as construction.
The additional $48,000 would be drawn from the city’s future capital reserve, but staff need council’s approval to proceed.
“The budget shortfall is a result of an insufficient estimate for the initial budget,” said Roberts.
The renovation project involves minor improvements to allow for more efficient use of the space and furniture replacement.
Roberts explained the last renovation and furniture replacement in this area of the city hall took place more than two decades ago.
The renovations are scheduled to be couple by mid-December.