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  • The St. Elizabeth Parish Council is working to complete the construction of its new offices at a cost of approximately $50 million.
  • The project is being undertaken on the grounds of the existing Parish Council building in Black River.
  • Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher, told JIS News that work is underway on the ground floor, which will accommodate the Mayor’s chamber, a meeting room for Councillors, a kitchen, a foyer, and restrooms.

The St. Elizabeth Parish Council is working to complete the construction of its new offices at a cost of approximately $50 million.

The project is being undertaken on the grounds of the existing Parish Council building in Black River.

Mayor of Black River, Councillor Everton Fisher, told JIS News that work is underway on the ground floor, which will accommodate the Mayor’s chamber, a meeting room for Councillors, a kitchen, a foyer, and restrooms.

This phase of the work is estimated at $22 million and Mayor Fisher said the Council has identified the funds.

“At Council we …looked at how we are going to complete the E. V. Allen (building), which has been under construction for the past four or five years. We have just received some funding internally and the Minister (of Local Government, Hon. Noel Arscott) has committed some funds (for the first phase),” he informed.

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

“We will be looking at going upstairs so that Councillors can have a holding area. That will cost an additional $30 million,” Mayor Fisher said, expressing confidence that the additional funding will be identified.