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New estimate for Bob Hall Pier reconstruction project

Posted at 8:14 PM, Jul 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-08 11:16:46-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas  — The Bob Hall Pier reconstruction project is going to be more expensive than once thought.

At the Nueces County Commissioners Court meeting held Wednesday, commissioners were disappointed to hear new estimates included $750,000 in design fees which weren't part of the original $26.3 million allocations.

Pct. 4 commissioner Brent Chesney calls the contention a misunderstanding.

"It just got left out, it was a mistake that was made and they owned up for the mistake," Chesney said. "It's not going to cost more, we'll just cut some out of the contingency."

Commissioners managed to reduce the fee down to $334,000, which will be paid through the 25 percent contingency fund built into the $26 million budget.

That budget is now $28 million after Chesney and Canales pledged their $1 million dollar fund through the American Rescue Plan Act.

"I think where people get confused is it wasn't on a line item. we knew that 25 percent contingency needed to be that high because we knew more services would be coming down," said Nueces County judge Barbara Canales