Repair costs for the vandalised Horizon ball sculpture totalled more than $11,000, according to Mayor Shane Van Styn. He says the City is considering its options to force those responsible to foot the bill, rather than ratepayers. The iconic landmark on Beresford Foreshore was installed 12 hours before six people were captured on CCTV filming a 17-year-old boy pry open the lid and jump inside the water-filled artwork. The community had waited for the replica’s return for nearly a year. The total repair bill was about $11,570 including administration fees, fencing hire, installation and damages. The direct cost to pay for damage including surface scratches on the ball was quoted at $7000, while fencing hire left the City short $1600. Other fees include the crane and operator, costs to decontaminate and refill the ball with de-ionised water, installer time and staff hours. “The City is reviewing its legal options around billing the individuals concerned,” Mr Van Styn said. Director of Infrastructure Services Chris Lee said information about the bill had been passed on to Geraldton Police. “They are dealing with the matter as required to close this unfortunate incident out,” he said. Police spoke to the 17-year-old but let him go with a juvenile caution due to his clean record. The City confirmed at this stage the Horizon ball would remain where it was on the foreshore.