The new Fire and Ambulance Station in Bracebridge is coming in a bit higher in cost than expected.
Following an RFP process the project steering committee was able to narrow down the applicant to Greystone Project Management Inc. in Huntsville.
However, the proposed design is pushing the estimated cost of the building up over $3 million with a total cost of $7.5 million.
The majority of extra cost will fall on the Town of Bracebridge with the fire station portion going up about $3.2 million coming out at a total contribution of $3.8 million.
As the District of Muskoka has partnered with the municipality to cover the ambulance station costs, its contribution will go up about $200,000 to come out at about $3.7 million.
Both the district and Bracebridge officials will need to approve these amendments and the contract with Greystone before the project can move forward.
These details were presented to the district Corporate and Emergency Services committee on Thursday afternoon.
The recommendation for approval is expected to be presented to Bracebridge Council on July 6th.
Officials are hoping to have this build completed by October of 2017.