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Deadline approaches for lamppost project

Mark Heide (left) and Matt Freeman work Friday morning to replace the lampposts on White Rock Pier. The contract to replace the corroding lampposts will cost the city more than $400,000. - Sarah Massah photo
Mark Heide (left) and Matt Freeman work Friday morning to replace the lampposts on White Rock Pier. The contract to replace the corroding lampposts will cost the city more than $400,000.
— image credit: Sarah Massah photo

Work is underway to replace lamp standards and arches on White Rock pier.

The project – which was approved by council on a 4-2 vote – began Thursday and must be largely completed by Monday (Oct. 31) to satisfy requirements for applying federal grant money to the cost.

The corroded equipment was identified in September as a "severe personal injury" risk. A $414,900 contract was awarded to deal with it.

Financial services director Sandra Kurylo told council at the September meeting that the project would consume $211,000 of $356,000 currently in the city's undesignated capital reserve and nearly half of the $214,000 pier preservation reserve.

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