COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES- Special Meeting March 28 2023

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Special Meeting Award Tender West Lagoon Project
March 28th, 2023


Mayor Albert Gallant called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M.

Albert Gallant – Mayor
Allan Parks – Deputy Mayor
Ivan Blanchard- Councillor
Jacqueline Lecky- Councillor
Charles MacAusland- Councillor
David Hughes- Councillor
Corey Gillis Councillor
Michelle Perry- CAO

Mayor Gallant opened the meeting at 6:00pm and handed the meeting over to CAO Perry

Michelle provided council with the 2 bids received for the West Lagoon Upgrade Project

Lower Bidder Bid Amount Construction Duration

AJL Limited $4,569,408.85 May 15/203-Nov 30/2023

Other Bidders

Stewart Enterprises Limited $ 6,148,895.33 *** Not Provided***

WSP recommendation was that council go with the lowest bidder even though it was 1.5 million over budget. Michelle explained the options that council had for the project.

Option 1: was to go ahead with the whole project and see if the bank will give the loan for the $2 million.

Option 2. Defer the Rock lining and the Sludge removal and the Lay down area for the old lagoon and keep that 1.2 million project for a later date to see if funding was available.

Council discussed this at great lengths to see what the best outcome was.

MOTION moved by Corey Gillis seconded by Ivan Blanchard
THAT the community approve the tender for AJL Limited, but will possibility remove the Rock lining, sludge removal and the lay down area of the project which is $1,260,440.00 over the original budget until council has a public meeting and makes sure that they can secure the funding for that part of the project.

Public meeting was set for April 11 at 6:00 pm just before the Monthly Meeting.

Mayor Gallant thanked everyone for coming to the meeting