Increased construction costs of the new fire hall isn’t sitting well with two Minden Hills councillors.

Jean Neville and Pam Sayne voted against spending more money on the hall, which will add approximately $115,000 to the bill.

According to a report shown at a November Committee of the Whole meeting, the ground at the site was not ideal to support a building so new engineered soil was needed.

Sayne feels the township could have sought more bids.

Sayne also feels the township should have hired a construction site inspector to oversee the project.

Sayne added she is in full support of having a new fire hall along Highway 35.

Earlier this month, Mayor Brent Devolin said it is common for projects with a seven-figure price tag to see unexpected costs along the way.

All other councillors and Devolin voted in favour of spending the money.

New Minden Hills fire hall will cost more than expected