Construction bids come in less than expected

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 06:36 PM.

Havelock Finance Officer Lee Tillman said commissioners had tentatively decided in June to use about $389,900 of reserve money, if needed, for demolition, soil remediation and furniture for the new building. She said the city would use money from the general reserve fund, water fund and sewer fund.

"I’m sure we will be using some of these funds, but it’s hard to know now exactly how much of it," Tillman said.

Freeman said construction of the new building was a step forward.

"The city hall is very much needed, but if you put it in proper perspective with everything else, the wastewater, in terms of the health and safety, those are very much important also, the wastewater problems, the investment for our community in terms of water and sewer to bring growth back in, those are really big steps," he said. "This helps improve our image. It improves our quality of life." 

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