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Mayor Glenn Hagel closes the current council's last regular meeting on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s regular council meeting marked the last meeting of the current council.
Among other items, up for discussion at council was a report from the engineering department requesting approval to give Top Shot Concrete Systems a sole source contract for the CPR dam repair for the amount of $58,700 plus taxes. Council approved it unanimously.
The report said a contract with Top Shot Concrete Systems has been administered in the past and the quality and timeframe of the work was favourable. The engineering department recommended awarding the contractors the sole source contract because the repair work is time sensitive, the department has been satisfied with their services and only received a quotation from that contractor.
“There having been only one bid received and it from a company that the city has had experience and is happy with their work and given the importance of moving forward quickly prior to the winter season in order to get the work done all are strong reasons I think for going the sole source route and providing it to the bid in response that we got from Top Shot Concrete,” said Mayor Glenn Hagel.
Top Shot Concrete Systems from Saskatoon was one of two reputed contractors contacted with the other being a local contractor in Moose Jaw. The city requested both contractors to provide information about how the work could be done and provide a quotation. The local contractor looked at the site, but did not submit a quotation. Top Shot Concrete Systems visited the site and provided quotation with information on how they would repair the dam.
The report said repair work of the dam is to be done as quickly as possible. The river is almost dry with minimal flow, which allows for repairs to be done. The engineering department had stated the proposed repair work included injecting shotcrete to seal the leaks in between stop logs and concrete at the bottom as well as the leaks between the logs and the pier.
For more information, see Wednesday's edition of the Times-Herald.