Basketball, tennis courts, flooring to be improved
North Glengarry council has approved a number of contracts for its community services department, ranging from basketball to flooring.
On May 14, council approved a $49,700 contract (plus HST) with the Ottawa-based Dalcon Constructors Ltd. to build an outdoor basketball court at Island Park in Alexandria.
Council had put aside $55,000 for the new court as part of the Island Park capital budget during the 2018 budget exercise.
The $49,700 will pay for an asphalt slab at the park. Dalcon tendered another proposal to build a concrete slab for the court, but that came in at a whopping $114,700. Cornwall Gravel Co. also submitted a tender on the job, bidding only $33 more than Dalcon for the asphalt slab.
Speaking of Island Park, the township has also committed to repairing the tennis court and installing outdoor exercise equipment.
Council approved $4,700 (plus HST) to fully rehabilitate the ten- nis courts, which would include cleaning the surface, levelling, filling in cavities, and colouring. Additionally, the Alexandria Recreation Committee is investing part of its approved 2018 capital budget to purchase windscreen netting.
Regarding the exercise equipment, council will spend about $4,400 (plus HST) from the Island Park capital budget to purchase outdoor exercise equipment, specifically a lower body stretcher/stepper station. The municipality hopes this purchase will complement the recumbent bike/hand station that Community Living Glengarry hopes to purchase for the park through the proceeds of its third annual CommUNITY Run slated for Sept. 29.
It should be noted that neither the tennis court nor outdoor exercise station project will carry any additional financial implications. According to a staff report prepared by Community Services Director Anne Leduc, township staff has identified nearly $10,000 of savings in its Island Park capital budget. She says this amount will offset both projects.
Finally, the township will spend just over $10,700 to Les Couvreplanchers Clément to replace the floor in the community hall of the Maxville and District Sports Complex.
Council had budgeted $15,000 for the project through the complex’s budget. Part of the remaining funds will be used to reinstall new wood baseboards around the circumference of the hall.