Street dept. garage demo cost below estimate

    Not only does the site of the former dilapidated street department garage near the city police station look a whole lot better, according to Councilman Ken Meyer, who resides near the area, but the city realized a cost savings of approximately $23,000 on the project, city council learned at its meeting on Tuesday night.
    Matt Vondran of the Northeast Indiana Regional Coordinating Council informed the city that the original estimated cost per the grant application was $503,050, which included an original local match of $103,050. However, the project took less time than anticipated and thus the total cost came in approximately $103,000 lower than estimated. So the local match wound up being some $23,000 below estimate.
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