City clarifies counsulting expenses

In response to candidate comments about consulting costs to the city, chief administrative officer Fred Manson broke down some recent figures.

The total cost of consultant services for 2010 was $772,620, including $245,800 in operating and $526,820 in capital.

“The majority of the operating cost was for Ian Radnidge in his capacity as Acting Director of Engineering ($143,940) and for Lanarc as consultants on the Official Community Plan ($57,109).”

There was also $17,000 for other design projects and $5,500 for the homelessness task force.

The majority of the capital was for the Arrowsmith Water Service capital planning ($215,295) and the fire hall ($221,339), followed by the city’s Jensen Street rezoning ($29,384) and engineering services for the design of the current McMillian Street work ($33,903).

In 2011, the city has spent $279,516 on consultants for: the McMillan Street upgrade ($101,444), fire hall ($43,847), AWS ($42,585) and the development process review ($29,507).

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