Pitt Meadows hiring parks consultant for $40,000

Pitt Meadows council lowered the maximum they will spend for a parks and recreation consultant to$40,000...

  • Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 p.m.

Pitt Meadows council lowered the maximum they will spend for a parks and recreation consultant to$40,000, and voted 6-1 to hire a person to start rebuilding the city’s department.

After Maple Ridge served notice that it wanted out of a joint services parks and leisure agreement by Oct. 31, 2016, Pitt council had agreed last Tuesday to spend up to $70,000 on consulting services to help city staff plan the new department.

Three councillors voted against it, concerned about the cost.

But at Tuesday night’s regular meeting, CAO Kim Grout, who was absent for the earlier discussion, informed council that the work could be done in three months, at an estimated cost of $25,000.

Mayor John Becker compared the process to building a house on a bare lot. First you hire an architect, then a contractor – not just a contractor.

“We should begin with someone to help us with the visioning process,” said Becker.

Couns. Bruce Bell and David Murray, who had argued $70,000 was too much, supported hiring a consultant at a cost of an estimated $25,000, with a maximum of $40,000.

 

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