Omissions cost taxpayers more

Letters

The boatlaunch was done by tender which included all waterworks (Sooke News Mirror, Mar. 9 article).

How then can there be a need for another $195,000 to complete it?

Who gave permission to the contractor to spend this money? It should have been a public process. As for the fence extras, this should be the hotel’s responsibility as they agreed to remediate our launch property. Access, parking, gas bar, restaurant deliveries and marina are all using our public land so paying for the fence seems reasonable at this point. Why should the taxpayer come up with this when it was never priced in the first place?

The boardwalk work and Ed Macgregor Park all had these mysterious added costs after a price was agreed to. Why is this now a common practice?

When a project does not follow the development permit then a public amendment must occur. This was not done.

Herb Haldane

Sooke