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By Ben Muir 

Borough building almost done, cost less than expected


Ben Muir / Petersburg Pilot

Borough Manager Stephen Giesbrecht stands inside the soon-to-be sally port on Friday.

The Petersburg municipal building project is slated to be done mid June and is currently $700,000 under its $10 million projected cost, said Petersburg Borough Manager Stephen Giesbrecht.

The project, which has cost $9.3 million so far, is a week behind its scheduled finish of June 1, but Giesbrecht said that was expected and agreed upon.

"In a sense, it's done," Giesbrecht said. "We're probably only talking $30,000 to $40,000 more. It's really tiny, but I don't want to misrepresent."

The city still has unpaid bills priced at nearly $400,000, which will bring the total to about $9.7 millio...

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