Hidden concrete foundations means extra $65,000 cost for Gelatin Factory Park project

Hidden concrete foundations means extra $65,000 cost for Gelatin Factory Park project

While working near the railroad tracks in July, they discovered the concrete foundations of since-forgotten buildings likely associated with the old gelatin company.

Because removing the concrete foundations was not part of the project’s scope, Berger has asked the village to pay an additional $65,000. The village board will consider approving that expense at its meeting Tuesday.

Even with the added expense, it is likely the project’s cost will still be lower than first anticipated. Initially, it was expected to cost around $2.5 million. But in April, Berger Excavating’s bid for the grading portion came in at just under $1.3 million, about $600,000 less than expected.

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