The Imperial Irrigation District Board of Directors will reconsider a revised billing of Imperial Unified School District for part of the Dahlia Canal undergrounding project costs at IID's board meeting Tuesday.
The school district requested the board forgive it $44,856 beyond the original estimate of the project's costs.
Two years ago the school district entered into the project with the IID, Imperial County and the city of Imperial and agreed to share the costs of putting the Dahlia Canal in and around the city underground.
Initial project cost estimates indicated the school district's financial responsibility would be $49,819 of the $1.8 million total.
Increases in construction and material costs brought the final cost up to $2.43 million, although a computer error delayed IID from informing the other parties, including the school district.
This agenda item carries over from the board's last meeting when Imperial Unified representatives presented the board with a check for $49,819, their original portion of the costs. The school district has asked IID to forgive it the additional $44,856 as the district was not informed of the rising costs until after the project's completion.