By Trevor Busch
Town council has awarded the tender for stormwater improvements in 2016 to Ground Tech Enterprises.
At a March 1 special meeting, town council voted unanimously (6-0) to award the 2016 Stormwater Improvements tender to Ground Tech Enterprises in the amount of $303,307.17.
Mayor Henk DeVlieger declared a pecuniary interest and exited council chambers for the duration of the discussion and vote.
Through the 2016 capital budget process, council approved the 2016 Stormwater Improvements project, which is the first listed project in the recent Stormwater Master Plan.
The 2016 Stormwater Improvements project will change the flow of stormwater from the 57th Street catchment area and divert the stormwater to the north storm pond, adjacent to 64th Avenue, which is subsequently pumped through the north outfall to the river.
The project will also result in direct improvements to drainage in the east industrial area, and is expected to be completed by early June.
The total estimated cost for the project, including engineering but exclusive of GST, is $345,000. All bids are inclusive of GST and a 10 per cent contingency.
The 2016 Stormwater Improvements project was budgeted $390,000 in the 2016 capital budget.
1) Ground Tech Enterprises Inc.: $303,307.35
2) McNally Construction: $336,332.25
3) F. Miller Excavating: $374,353.17
4) DeGraaf Construction: $392,598.94
5) Western Civil: $468,543.08