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The City of Hamilton will fund a study into cracks forming at the Cavendish car park.

During a public meeting this week, city officials said the cracks, likely caused by vegetation, could potentially pose a serious health and safety risk.

While the study is expected to cost $2,310, Mayor Graeme Outerbridge described it as a necessary expenditure, noting the 2003 collapse of a retaining wall at Bermuda College which took the life of Andrea Trott Bicari.

“Cognisant of what happened at Bermuda College, I think it’s smart for the city to look into it,” he said.

The Corporation also agreed to approve a proposal by the Hamilton Rotary Club to install a four-faced clock on city property — although the location of the clock has yet to be determined.

The proposal was broadly supported, with Alderman Carlton Simmons praising the Rotary Club as an esteemed and prestigious organisation.

Councillor Troy Symonds said that plans to implement an online tendering system are continuing to move forward, and it is expected to be implemented early next year.

Once in place, companies can sign up to be e-mailed any Requests for Proposals automatically. Mr Symonds said the initiative is hoped to provide opportunities for more companies while giving the Corporation greater options.

And the Corporation agreed to require a damage deposit for the rental of city locations.

Cracks at Cavendish Car Park. 6.12.12 (Photo by Mark Tatem)
Cracks at Cavendish Car Park. 6.12.12 (Photo by Mark Tatem)
Cracks at Cavendish Car Park. 6.12.12 (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published December 07, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 07, 2012 at 12:24 am)

Hamilton to study cracks in car park wall

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