Surprise! Place Bell Construction Cost 33% Higher Than Originally Estimated
“Despite the increase in costs, none of the major players (Evenko, Bell, and l’Arena des Canadiens Inc.) have increased their contribution to the project,” declared Jean-Claude Gobé, special councilor for the Opposition.
During a press conference held at City Hall on March 18, Laval mayor Marc Demers announced the new evaluation for construction costs of Place Bell to be closer to 200 million dollars than the previously estimated 150 million dollars, a whopping 33% increase.
Laval mayor Marc Demers is adamant about moving forward with the Place Bell project, despite the significant increase in estimated costs that was announced during the March 18th press conference at City Hall.
Laval mayor Marc Demers has answered his city council critics who claim he’s been appointing only friends and allies to the boards of municipal agencies like Laval Technopole as well as to the committees of city council.
Officials at Centre du Sablon, the leading community centre for fitness and leisure activities in Chomedey, are thinking of expanding their existing recreational soccer program with a new program for those who might want their children to take part in soccer more competitively.
As part of a commitment made during the municipal election last November to improve communications between city councillors and residents, councillors with the Mouvement lavallois, which has 17 of Laval city council’s 21 seats, are starting to hold local monthly meetings.
In view of the general elections coming up in Québec, the Chief Electoral Officer would like to inform you that complete information on the election period is available on the Web site of the Institution.