Public works contracts awarded

Oak Bay council approved contracts for a number of public works tenders

  • Dec. 19, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Oak Bay council approved awarding contracts to keep public works in goods and equipment rentals. They approved W.A. Jones and Sons for backhoe rental at a rate of $81.90 an hour. Lopeter Trucking Ltd was awarded the tandem truck rental tender at $45.02 an hour, and Mid-Island Aggregate (2013) Ltd. the gravel supply contract with a projected annual cost of $123,674. Butler Brothers Supplies was awarded the Ready Mix Concrete tender. All were based on the lowest bid.

The tender bids for the Backhoe and Ready Mix Concrete were higher than previous years, adding $8,000 and $5,000 in estimated total costs respectively. The truck rental is 4.5 per cent lower than the previous year, or $2,000 in estimated total costs, and the gravel supply tender is also lower by more than $5,000. The net increase to estimated total costs will be about 2.3 per cent or $6,000.

 

 

Recycling renewed for another year

Carnarvon Park will see plastics recycling on a monthly basis again next year, thanks to Oak Bay’s green committee.

Council approved the request from Pacific Mobile Depots Ltd. for the community recycling depot on the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The recycling program started in October 2006.

 

 

Firemen chip in

Council also OK’d the annual tree recycling fundraiser event by the Oak Bay Firefighters Charitable Foundation in Fireman’s Park Jan. 3 and 4.

 

 

Grant requests get task force

Oak Bay will create a grants criteria task force consisting of two members of council and a member of the public.

The trio would recommend to Oak Bay council, through committee of the whole, criteria to be applied in considering the annual provision of grants to organizations serving the community of Oak Bay.

Councillors Kevin Murdoch and Tara Ney were appointed to the task force Dec. 15, with recommendations expected to the committee of the whole in March 2015.

cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

 

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