Many in this community voted, in good faith, that common professional due diligence was undertaken in preparing the related preliminary budgets for the Parksville’s water treatment plant referendum.
This budgetary process is part of a normal design service. If there is uncertainty, a costing range is normally stated based on known unknowns.
For the city officials to suggest that local development cost charges, regional cost charges, permit application fees and code requirement costs were unexpected, defies the normal reality of professional performance.
I am sure that there are also many in the local development industry chagrined by this concerning admission. This circumstance always begs the question” “what else is not included.”