Contract awarded for storm channel

During their regular meeting Apr. 22, Sylvan Lake councillors:

During their regular meeting Apr. 22, Sylvan Lake councillors:

• awarded a contract to the lowest bidder, Urban Dirtworks of Sylvan Lake for $225,361.52 including GST, for the East Storm Channel Completion and cleaning out five other existing ditches which have excessive growth restricting efficient flow.

There is currently a channel from Highway 20 to approximately the end of Cuendet Industrial Drive that handles a large volume of storm drainage from other areas of town. It was intended the channel would be completed during development of the quarter section east of Beju to the East Storm Pond but since that hasn’t happened, staff recommended the project be undertaken and a portion of the expenses collected from the developer at a later date.

Two tenders were received for the work.

• unanimously accepted the audited financial reports for 2012. Grant Stange of Collins Barrow attended the meeting and told councillors there were no recommendations coming back to council and their report reflected a ‘clean’ opinion. “You’ve got a great management team doing a great job for you,” he said.

• unanimously passed amendments to the Uniform Quality Management Plan.

The document which was last updated in August 2005, and signed by the Safety Codes Council Accreditation officer in July 2007, was updated with the assistance of Alberta Municipal Affairs staff with the majority of changes pertaining to terminology and better appendices to clarify requirements

• accepted for information first quarter project work plans for 43 projects that are currently underway.