A Hamilton councillor wants to know why the costs of proposed improvements to a CityHousing seniors’ residence have tripled.
Councillor Donna Skelly wants Hamilton’s Director of Audit Services Charles Brown to investigate the price hike at Mohawk Gardens.
In 2015, council approved 350-thousand dollars from the Ward 7 area rating budget to cover the cost of improving the entrance and expanding the parking lot at the seniors home.
Skelly says she was disturbed to hear the project “has ballooned to more than triple the original estimate” at more than 1.1-million dollars.
Nearly 115-thousand dollars has been spent in consulting and engineering fees.