$10 mil­lion wa­ter deal

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

North Glengarry has en­tered into a $10 mil­lion agree­ment with the St. An­drew’s West­based McDon­ald Clarence Ex­ca­va­tion Ltd. to build the Maxville wa­ter dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem.

The ap­proved amount was $10,072,268.50, ex­clud­ing HST. Coun­cil also es­tab­lished a con­tin­gency fund of 10 per cent of that to­tal with the un­der­stand­ing that any costs that make use of that ad­di­tional fund will be re­ported to coun­cil.

The fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments will help fund the new sys­tem, which was ex­pected to cost about $30 mil­lion. The con­tract, which was ap­proved on Thurs­day at a spe­cial coun­cil meet­ing, ac­counts for about a third of that to­tal. The feds have pledged slightly more than $15 mil­lion with the prov­ince pick­ing up $7.6 mil­lion. North Glengarry is ex­pected to pay for the bal­ance.

The new sys­tem will see wa­ter pumped into Maxville from Alexan­dria.

In ad­di­tion to the con­struc­tion work, North Glengarry coun­cil has also au­tho­rized its Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Works to “ap­prove a scope change in or­der to carry out the nec­es­sary en­gi­neer­ing work to com­plete the san­i­tary sewer con­struc­tion, ap­provals and con­nec­tions in the Vil­lage of Maxville.”

The amount ap­proved for that work is $53,917.50.

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