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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