Change in piling depth adds to SL Village Greenway costs

Expenses are piling up for the Grand River Greenway project. Village Manager Ryan Cotton said he learned Thursday that pilings for the boardwalk through the Mill Point Preserve wetland, west of School Street, will cost at least $80,000 more than the original bid amounts. Village Council on Tuesday will discuss options for the project, which is running more than $100,000 more than expected.
Marie Havenga
Sep 3, 2011


A 2006 soil boring estimated the wetland piling length needed for the job, but Cotton said engineers have discovered the pilings need to be about 20 feet longer than originally planned. There are hundreds of pilings, according to Cotton, and each extra foot costs $18.

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mal·fea·sance: Noun Law
the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).


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