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  • Upgrading work on the municipal building of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, in Black River, is 60 per cent complete.
  • Mayor of Black River, and Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, Everton Fisher, told JIS News that work on the first phase of the project is proceeding apace and should be completed by November of this year.
  • Work on this phase is being done at a cost of $22 million, with money coming from the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and the Ministry of Local Government.

Upgrading work on the municipal building of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, in Black River, is  60 per cent complete.

Mayor of Black River,  and Chairman of the St. Elizabeth Parish Council, Everton Fisher, told JIS News that work on the first phase of the project is proceeding apace and should be completed by November of this year.

He informed that windows are to be installed, floors  to be tiled and furniture put in.  “The Minister (of Local Government, Hon. Noel Arscott), is committed for the building to be completed by Local Government Month, which is November,” the Mayor said.

Mr. Fisher  said the building is expected to be a “stand out” structure in the town of Black River.

Work on this phase  is being done at a cost of  $22 million,  with money coming  from the St. Elizabeth Parish Council and the Ministry of Local Government. The overall estimate for the building is $50 million.

When completed, the ground floor will accommodate the Mayor’s chamber, a meeting room for Councillors, a kitchen, a foyer, and restrooms.

Mayor Fisher said once the ground floor is completed,  construction of the upper floor will get underway.