Enerplex padding issue still not resolved

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.

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.