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July 13, 2013

Bandshell costs escalate

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Although the design work will delay the project, Craft said it could be finished by the end of this construction season in late October to November.

This is the second time the project’s price tag has grown. The renovation is being funded with $145,900 from the Clinton County Development Association. The money is part of a $200,000 Vision Iowa disbursement from the CCDA to the city and as such can’t be given directly to Vision 8. Instead, the project is subject to guidelines the city has to follow such as public bidding and architectural needs.

Last month the potential cost inflated from up to $109,000 to $145,000 because of the city guidelines. The latest suggestions push the face lift above $200,000.

City Administrator Jessica Kinser explained the city has $99,000 in the marina construction fund from $325,000 in Vision Iowa related disbursements that could be used for the bandshell project.

Mayor Mark Vulich suggested the city also look for grants that could offset some of the costs.

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