Chapleau Council Approves Budget Overrun at Water Plant

Chapleau Town Council's approved a substantial change to the budget for a key system at the local water plant.

During their meeting Monday, Council approved an amendment to the SCADA project budget, which Mayor Michael Levesque says was a necessary expenditure.

While the original budgeted cost was $170,000, Council approved a new budget of $234,135 - an increase of $64,000, more than a third of the original budget - which Mayor Levesque attributes to unspecified "oversights" in the original quote for the work, as the company did not contemplate certain obstacles that were encountered.

Levesque does note the work has been completed, adding the township "had no choice" but to get it done.