Stettler Town Council 2017-2021

Town of Stettler awards tender for 51 Ave water & sewer replacements

Tender for 2018 paving program also awarded during the April 3 meeting

51 Avenue Water and Sewer Replacement Tender (59-61 Street)

The Town of Stettler awarded the tender for one of their largest projects in this year’s capital budget during their meeting on April 3.

Wally’s Backhoe Services came back with the cheapest of twelve tenders with a bid of $672,745 excluding GST, for water and sewer replacement work on the two blocks on the west end of 51st Avenue.

The contract includes a 10% contingency for unexpected costs, as well as an engineering inspection. Tagish Engineering will conduct the inspection with a budget of up to $79,000, for a total cost of $819,019.50, excluding GST.

The Town set aside $820,000 during the 2018 Capital Budget for this project using allocated funds from their 2018 M.S.I, Federal Gas Tax, and Basic Municipal Transportation Grant.

Prep work is expected to start sometime in May, and will continue throughout the summer. Once the water and sewer replacements have been completed, asphalt, curb and sidewalk improvements are planned for the 2019 construction season.

This is similar work to that done on 51 Ave from 57 Street to 59 Street by Wally’s Backhoe Services in 2017.

2018 Paving Program Tender

Councillors also approved a tender for the Town of Stettler’s 2018 paving program during their April 3 meeting. This is for asphalt, curb and sidewalk work on 51 Ave from 57 Street to 59 Street that underwent water and sewer replacements last year.

Town Council allocated $765,000 in the 2018 Capital Budget for the second phase of the road upgrades on the north end of Stettler. In addition to the work along 51 Ave, the 2018 Paving Program includes a $75,000 item for pathway paving improvements, and a $90,000 budget for pavement patching work around Stettler.

Along with a $105,000 engineering contract with Tagish Engineering, and a 10% contingency for unexpected costs, there is also a $50,000 item not included in the original tender for pathway patching.

After the discussion, council voted to award Border Paving the contract after coming back the cheapest of six tenders at a cost of $482,891.50, excluding GST. With the additional contingency fund, engineering study and pavement and pathway budgets, approval has been given to spend up to $685,562.35.

50 Avenue Water Main Looping

Town Council also discussed the tender for a water main looping project on the west end of Stettler during their last meeting. During the 2018 Capital Budget, $200,000 was allocated to a project that would see a waterline installed on the north side of Highway 56 on the west end of Stettler.

Homes west of the Western Canada Lottery Corporation building are not connected to the Town’s water system, other than the homes along 70 street. The plan was to hook up the new line to the water main so that fire hydrants could eventually be placed in the area for fire protection.

Eight companies submitted bids, however the lowest tender from Urban Dirtworks came in over budget at $371,811.53. It was suggested that council wait until further development takes place on the north side of Highway 12 to see if any developers would be interested in contributing to this cost.

Council followed administration’s recommendation to not proceed, and voted to notify the bidding companies that it will not be awarded at this time.

Town of Stettler approves 2018 Capital Budget in the amount of $6,110,582

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