Rehoboth Beach city hall project more than $2M over budget

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - (AP) - A new city hall under construction in Rehoboth Beach is more than $2 million over budget, but officials say the city can pay for it.

A string of unexpected expenses have raised the cost of the project. Construction is also running behind schedule.

Mayor Sam Cooper says he's confident the city has the money to pay for the work. Cooper said Monday that despite the overrun, no fee increases are anticipated in the upcoming budget, which is expected to be adopted on March 17.

He says the extra money will instead come from a reserve fund.

The city hall was demolished in January 2016. The new building was slated to open this July, but the project was pushed back until the fall.

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