$800,000 in road ten­ders

The Glengarry News - - Sports in the Glens - News

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glengarry coun­cil awarded two roads de­part­men­tre­lated ten­ders – to­talling al­most $800,000 – at the April 2 reg­u­lar meet­ing.

One con­tract, in the amount of $369,250 plus HST, was awarded to Corn­wall Gravel Co,. Ltd., for 35,000 tonnes of gran­u­lar road paving ma­te­ri­als.

The win­ning con­tract – ex­actly the same amount as the one awarded to the same firm last year – was the low­est of three sub­mis­sions.

Both A.L. Blair Con­struc­tion of Moose Creek and Cruick­shank Con­struc­tion Ltd. sub­mit­ted iden­ti­cal bids of $437,500.

Corn­wall Gravel’s bid was based on a unit cost of $10.55, while both A.L. Blair’s and Cruick­shank’s unit costs were $12.50.

Gen­eral man­ager of in­fra­struc­ture ser­vices Ewen MacDon­ald said there are suf­fi­cient funds in the mu­nic­i­pal­ity’s gran­u­lar over­lay bud­get to cover the cost of the con­tract.

The over­lay bud­get is $475,000 with $380,000 of that ded­i­cated to gran­u­lar ma­te­ri­als.

The other ten­der, for the sup­ply and place­ment of sur­face treat­ment ma­te­ri­als, was awarded to Smiths Con­struc­tion Com­pany, of Arn­prior.

The firm’s unit costs for sur­face treat­ment ($5.25) and pul­ver­iz­ing (41 cents) were lower than those of the other two bid­ders, Green­wood Paving, of Pem­broke – at $5.77 and $1.25, re­spec­tively; and Dun­cor En­ter­prises Inc. of Bar­rie ($5.59 and $1.42, re­spec­tively).

Smiths’ cost per unit of fog seal was in-be­tween Dun­cor’s bid of $1.01 and Green­wood’s $1.35.

The Arn­prior com­pany also had the town­ship con­tract for road sur­face treat­ment ma­te­ri­als and pul­ver­iz­ing last year.

The to­tal length of the 2018 road sur­face treat­ment pro­gram is 8.5 km and con­sists of three projects.

Those are: 110,200 square me­tres of pul­ver­iz­ing, dou­ble sur­face treat­ment and fog seal­ing on Street Road, from County Road 19 to Glen Brook Road, in Wil­liamstown; dou­ble sur­face treat­ment of 9,750 square me­tres of Loy­al­ist Road, from Finney Bridge to the dead end/cul-de-sac at the end of the road, near Wil­liamstown; and dou­ble sur­face treat­ment of 6,500 square me­tres of Is­land Road, from Ceme­tery Road, to its western end, in Mart­in­town. Mr. MacDon­ald’s re­port states that the sur­face treat­ment pro­gram is to be com­pleted no later than Au­gust 31, and that “liq­ui­dated dam­ages of $500 per week will be charged” if the work is not com­pleted by that date.

CUFFED FOR A CAUSE: Big Broth­ers, Big Sis­ters Corn­wall Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ron Graham was among the 28 in­di­vid­u­als who were “ar­rested” last week dur­ing the sec­ond an­nual Jail and Bail for the Hub for Be­yond 21. Mr. Graham, who was charged with “be­ing...

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