$800,000 in road tenders
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...