Waiting for funding
Harris adds, however, if the fire building has a possibility of being named a regional facility, serving other areas, it could be a 70-30 cost share.
“There’s no talks of that right now, so our best-case scenario is 60-30 right now,” he said.
Harris says having this work done ahead of time is two-fold — the detailed design shows what the pre-tender costs will be and then this accurate number will be able to be more closely tied to a sum of money that could be allotted for funding. Clarenville Mayor Frazer Russell says the work was awarded by a committee consisting of individuals from Municipal Affairs and the town after evaluating three different proposals.
Now, he says he hopes the actual funding announcement from the government will come in 2019.
Harris says Municipal Affairs will need to approve the prime consultant agreement for them to continue on with the project.