Council unanimously approves contractors for playground structures

April 27, 2018   ·   0 Comments

By Jasen Obermeyer

Orangeville council has unanimously approved a list of contractors for work on several playgrounds throughout the town.

The first proposal council approved was accepting the contractor Openspace Solutions Inc. for the price of $138,445.40 plus applicable taxes for Fendley Park play structure on Riddell Road. Council also approved the additional funding from Parks Reserve in the amount of $27,635.13.

Council then accepted the quoted price of $34,397.55 plus applicable taxes from Blue Imp for playground replacement at Tweedy Park. They also approved a five per cent contingency of $1,719.88 plus applicable taxes and the re-allocation of the remaining budgeted amount of $13,246.91 toward the cost of the Fendley Park play structure, and synthetic poured in place surfacing.

The final contractor Council approved was Openspace Solutions Inc. again for the Bravery Park play structure, in the amount of $33,495.00 plus applicable taxes. Council also approved from the Parks reserve, a short-term loan of $8,084.51, which will be repaid by the Amaranth Lions Club on behalf of Bravery Park Committee by December 2019, or earlier depending on fundraising success.

Ray Osmond, the town’s director of parks and recreation, told the Citizen they look to have all three projects done by the end of June, in time for kids going on summer vacation. He added that Fendley Park might take a bit longer because it’s weather permitting for their pour and rubber surface.

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