5% below estimate
where, for example, “You come across
something buried that we couldn’t account
for,” he said.
There are 16 provisional items, which
total $2,874,800, which could be deleted in
Municipal taxpayers have good reason
order to increase the contingency fund.
to be pleased with the bids submitted on
The total cost is pegged at $35,648,964.
the overhaul of Hawkesbury’s sewage
The federal andprovincial governments are
each contributing $11,882,988. The town is
financing its share by taking $1.6 million
been awarded the general contract for the
from reserves and borrowing $10.5 million.
price of $29,986,700, the lowest of nine
Engineering fees are 12 per cent of the
tenders submitted on the project that was
total, or about $3.2 million, and project
is a very good price,” Joshua Eamon, an
be about $810,000.
Hawkesbury is saving about $500,000
during the three-year construction period
fact, six bids were below the estimate.
by installing a dewatering system.
Currently, the town pays $375,816
some items will be trimmed from the
contract, Eamon added. “We would like to
While the overall cost of dewatering and
have a contingency fund of $800,000 to $1
disposal of sludgewould be $1,023,440 over
million,” he explained.With a project of this
size, there are bound to be some instances,
to $533,845 by setting up a dewatering unit
Circus moves to park
whichwill become a permanent component
of the refurbished plant.
Town council has complained the plant,
built in 1971, was already defective when
the Ontario government transferred the
Alexandria hockey enthusiasts Matthew McDonald and Shane Obrien demonstrated
service to the town in 1994.
The circus will come back to
their community spirit by hosting a fun hockey tournament at the Glengarry Sports
Hawkesbury again this summer, but to a
Palace in Alexandria. Four teams took to the ice. When it was all over, the host team,
on the plant in 2005, the investment did not
resolve all of the station’s defects, which
Because work is being carried out at the
Glengarry Youth Centre as approximately $500 was raised for the worthy cause. Local
include inadequate sludge storage and the
Main Street sewage treatment plant, that
youth Phil Delorme volunteered as timekeeper and referees took a cut in pay to support
site, where the midway has traditionally set
the cause. The winning team is comprised of (front) Coach Dan Rouette, (centre, from
in raw sewage entering the Ottawa River
left) Pierre-Luc Sabourin (Coach), Leo McLean, Ghislain Nadeau, MatthewMcDonald,
during heavy rains.
Confederation Park when the amusements
and Shane O’Brien; (back) Luc “Ti-Loup” Sabourin, John Lauzon, Lance Stuart, Pierre-
return July 5 to 8.
Luc Marleau, Pat Hurtubise, Joel Doiron, Youth Centre Advisory Committee member
it admitted that the plant had contravened
The event is sponsored by the
representing SD&G O.P.P., and Tyler O’Brien.
provincial environmental laws.
Hawkesbury Chamber of Commerce.
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