By Cole Parkinson
Two new businesses have been authorized as part of the Municipal District of Taber’s fleet of approved contractors.
At the M.D. of Taber’s regular meeting held on April 14, C&V Excavating Ltd. and Milt’s Excavating Ltd. had their letters presented to council as they both hoped to be approved contractors for the municipality. Each contractor approved by the M.D. is classified into different tiers based on the contractor’s previous experience — Tier one (excavation, road building, approaches and pipelines), Tier two (excavation, approaches and pipelines), Tier three (excavation and approaches), Tier four (boring —pipeline installation), Tier five (road approaches) and Tier six (snow maintenance — quad tractors and excavators).
All requirements as outlined in the Approved Contractor Policy must also be met which includes a formal application, past project outlines, liability insurance in the amount of $5,000,000, WBC clearance letter in an appropriate industry and CO (carbon monoxide) safety certificate. On March 26, an application for Approved Contractor Status was received from C&V Excavating Ltd. by the M.D. Following receipt of this application the information required as per policy was received and reviewed by administration.
“C&V Excavating is seeking to become a Tier three approved contractor status. I’ve worked with them and they have provided us with all of the necessary information as per the policy,” said Craig Pittman, director of infrastructure.
Likewise, the M.D. received an application for Approved Contractor Status from Milt’s Excavating Ltd. on March 18 which administration reviewed.
“Milt’s has done some work historically with the M.D. of Taber. One project in specific is the boat launch down at the Forks campground. Milt’s is looking to do some pipeline crossing within the M.D. of Taber. What they are seeking is Tier I approval which includes road building. They do have suitable equipment and manpower,” continued Pittman.