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.