A meeting set up to talk about potential cost overruns at Zephyrhills Fire Rescue Station No. 2 Tuesday night has been cancelled.
The city council will instead take up the nearly $250,000 in overruns in a massive renovation project at the fire station during its regular June 9 meeting, City Clerk Linda Boan said.
In a memo to the council, acting city manager Steve Spina said that he had hoped to have more information about those cost overruns at the May 27 meeting, but getting that information is taking a little longer than anticipated. Spina has proposed holding a workshop to go over some of the details of the changes ahead of that meeting, but it’s not clear when and if that would be scheduled.
Renovations for the 54-year-old building were expected to cost just over $1 million, but could now reach as high as $1.3 million. When workers there started demolishing parts of the original fire station, they found a structure much different than they had anticipated. Some of the building was not even constructed to existing code at the time, an architect involved with the project told the city council earlier this month, and his being help up mostly by weak walls.
Some of the issues being worked out include wall scans to find out what other problems might exist behind the drywall, Spina said, as well as some changes to how the electrical systems will be fixed.
The city council’s next meeting is slated for 6 p.m. on June 9 at Zephyrhills City Hall, 5335 Eighth St.