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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Jay regrouping after prices spike on city's park

$4.5 million project jumps to possibly $8 million over higher costs


December 8, 2022

The Jay Town Council Monday night approved Dewberry Engineering to determine a plan to downsize its Bray-Hendricks Park renovation due to recent cost increases in construction, following a town meeting Monday night to discuss it.

The town originally had a plan to renovate the 24-acre site for about $4.5 million and has been working for the last two years to raise those funds through grants, loans and legislative appropriations. Recent bids, however, came in between $6 and $8 million, which has caused the council to put the project on hold. The park was demolished last June to ready for the...

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