$10 million water deal
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.