"The new dock, river access and footbridge are now completed", Bill D'Rite of Manitou P.U.C. reported this morning. "We have installed all of the new street lighting and sewer services and re-opened most of the sidewalks to pedestrians."
"I am very pleased with how the development has progressed" said Winter Silversmith, CEO Silversmith Estates, "while the project will come in over budget I feel that this new district will better serve our community." The balance of the work in the first two phases has been completed with only aesthetic additions of benches, plants and other similar features remaining.
Manitou Economic Development told the Corran Journal that MC$ 1,250 was spent on the dock while an additional MC $ 1,500 went into the footbridge, river access construction and dredging the harbour to allow for larger watercraft. The library demolition was only MC$ 500 as the demolition company was permitted to recycle the old stone and wood components of the building for the domestic market. The budget for Phase One and Two was MC$ 2,000. Bill D'Rite stated that MC$ 3,250 has already been spent on the project. The entire re-development of Manitou expected to be approximately MC$ 10,000, Manitou Tourism and Silversmith Estates are covering seventy-five percent of the bill for the re-development while donations have helped pay for approximately twenty-five percent of the cost.
"This is Phase One and Two of the projects we have planned for Manitou" Winter said "the next will be another river corridor and footbridge at the south entrance to Massey. This change will connect Manitou, Midland and Massey together for small personal wearable watercraft." The budget for Phase Three is MC$ 2,000 however recent assessments by consultants report that the cost may be closer to MC$ 4,000 due to the proximity of nearby buildings, utilities and additional dredging service.
The Footbridge across the new river channel is now open and sidewalks have been opened across Massey. The medieval faire has moved into a new park constructed just south of the Marina with entry from the dock. Residents and visitors are encouraged to walk about the new facilities and offer comments to Winter Silversmith.
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