Auditor's report on Memorial Gardens to be presented Monday night

Friday, January 24, 2014   by: Staff



After being delayed more than a month, a KPMG auditor's report on cost overruns at North Bay Memorial Gardens will be presented at City Hall on Monday night in a special meeting of council.

Renovations at the rink were key to North Bay convincing the Ontario Hockey League's Brampton Battalion to relocate to the Gateway City.

North Bay mayor Al McDonald announced the audit at a news conference in early December, where it was revealed the project was $4-million dollars over its initial $12-million pricetag.

The report was scheduled to be released before the end of 2013, but the auditors requested more time.

"The written report has not been submitted to the city," says deputy mayor Tanya Vrebosch, who adds council may be seeing it for the first time at Monday's meeting. "The recommendation following the presentation will be to direct staff to prepare a report for council's consideration regarding the recommendations made by the auditor."

The special meeting of council will follow Monday's committee meetings which begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers.

Portions of the report may require councillors to move in camera, Vrebosch said.

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whaaazz up 1/25/2014 8:35:31 AM Report

Why would "ANY" of this report have to go in Camera.??? All along the Mayor said this will be an open and transparent
Audit to be presented in its entirety
to the public.Here we go with more "BULL
$@*#,not only should we be able to see this
Audit in it's entirety we should be able
to see the contract the city made with
the Battalion in its entirety. We are stuck with the over run on this project
we should know who " Dropped The Puck"
on this boondogle. This Council is very
"Transparent " We can see right through them.It was stated on cogeco by one member of Council that the cost to adjust
the seating to allow access by trucks
is in the budget,really you just found out about this last week?????????????
Show us the Audit,all of it on Monday
night,we deserve no more .no less .
northguy84 1/25/2014 6:15:58 PM Report

There would be NO reason Tanya.

Everyone will be sitting where they NEED to be to have this TAXPAYER MESS IDENTIFIED.

whaaazz up 1/26/2014 8:49:33 AM Report

Are there only 2 people in this whole
city that are concerned with this story?
Do you not care? are you even aware?
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