Local construction company Vic Van Isle was awarded the construction contract for the Front & Wales sewer lift station, with a low bid of $880,000.
VVI’s bid was more than $100,000 less than the next lowest bid.
The project is being funded by $130,800 in development cost charges, with the rest coming from the sewer reserve fund. The city hoped to receive a grant to cover 83 per cent of the costs, but it was not included in an announcement made by Infrastructure Canada last month.
VVI’s successful bid is $30,000 more than the city budgeted for the project. Council approved adding a contingency of $30,000 to the budget that would only be used on the approval of Mike Thomas, the city’s director of engineering.
Council approved the contract at it’s meeting on Mar. 28. Construction is expected to take place over the summer.
Vacation rental hearings scheduled
Council scheduled public hearings for three more vacation rental applications last week.
They are located at 112 Fourth St. East, 1645 Mason Rd. and 2040 Mountain Gate Rd.
Only the Fourth Street application raised questions from council but coun. Trevor English said the application should go to a public hearing because the applicant was going through the city’s process and should be allowed to proceed.
All three applications were supported unanimously.
Golf club planning burn
The Revelstoke Golf Club is planning a controlled burn of some natural grassland areas near the course this spring.
A staff report from fire chief Rob Girard says the burn is need to rid the golf course of large masses of dried plant material that have created a fire hazard.
The report says the burn will likely take place between March 31 and May 15, will take two days, and requires an extensive neighbourhood consultation plan.
Two areas will be burned. The first is a 1.37 acre area between green 17, green 10 and hole 11, and is near homes on Colbeck Road. The second is for a 0.2 acre area near the course’s maintenance facility.
CBT funding approved
Council approved $384,056 in funding from the Columbia Basin Trust that will go towards 50 community projects.
The money will go towards a wide range of projects, ranging from the food bank to bike trails to youth programs to art exhibits.
You can see the full funding list below: