Contract awarded for library expansion

Timcon Construction has been chosen to complete the expansion project at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library.

Timcon Construction has been chosen to complete the expansion project at Sylvan Lake Municipal Library.

Councillors unanimously awarded a contract in the amount of $273,720 to the company at their meeting Jan. 13. Work is to begin imminently and is expected to take about two months, based on staging.

Ron Lebsack, the town’s director of community services, told councillors they want to ensure the library “doesn’t close down for more than perhaps one day” during construction.

The library is being expanded into space that was previously used by Sylvan Lake & District Archives Society. The archives group moved into the new town hall once that building was complete last fall.

Six bids were received at the close of tenders with Timcon’s being the lowest. It was also under the budget proposed for the project.

Besides work being done internally, Lebsack reported roofing repairs will cost approximately $56,000. These will be done by a separate roofing contractor.