Enerplex padding issue still not resolved

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Mayor Jim Eglinski is saying there has still been no resolution regarding the issue of padding around the speedskating oval of the new Enerplex.

Construction on the Enerplex hit a snag earlier this year when it was discovered that plans left inadequate space around the oval for regulation-size padding.

Last month the city issued an ultimatum to design/build firm Field, Field and Field to either present a detailed solution to the problem or to have the city take over that aspect of the project and bill the firm for the costs.

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At last report, Fort St. John Facilities Director Jim Rodgers said the firm had submitted a plan by the September 20th deadline. But Mayor Jim Eglinski indicated on this morning’s Issues and Answers that the city was still dissatisfied with the firm’s efforts.

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Eglinski says despite the challenges, completion of the Enerplex is still slated for Summer 2009.

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