Updated: October 10th, 2017
MRC - Our supplier is having some delivery issues with the Arena 1 De-humidifier unit and have installed a temporary unit at no cost to TOSL. Permanent Arena 1 unit delivery is slated for November. The temporary unit is performing well.
2017 Sidewalk Repair Program is complete on all 60 sites. The associated pavement patching is currently in progress with 2 sites left. The dead sod has all been removed and the grass seed has been spread.
Regional Water line project on site construction of intake and pumping station started October 3 with the Secant Piles starting to be installed today . Pipeline work to start after freeze up. A new grant opportunity has been identified to help cover the $2M project shortfall and the application has been sent in with the grant evaluation starting on Sept 30.
Main Street North Water Line replacement project construction started on Sept 8 with 2 out of 4 sections (on Main Street and Tamarack Road) of the 350mm and 300mm pipe drilled and pulled in. The 3rd section (on Tamarack Road) is currently being drilled and hoping to have it pulled in by the end of today. The 4th and final section (on Tamarack Road) will start this week. We will then go back and start the interconnection of all 4 sections.
5 St and 5 Ave NE road re-paving project construction has been deferred until spring due to contractor scheduling delays. We require 4 weeks to do the work and did not feel there is sufficient time before freeze up to complete the work without compromising the quality of paving and concrete. We have also extended the re-paving and sidewalk replacement work on a short section on 6 street from the corner of 5 Ave to 6 Ave.
Engineering and design on the Road Rehabilitation on 5 Ave NW between 5 St and 8 St kicked off last week.
The Road Rehabilitation 10 year plan has been developed with a Report to Council being presented to Council on Oct 3 for the 2018 projects.
Town Shop Yard Salt Remediation Project is well underway with a lot of groundwater recovery and disposal taking place. The pumps will be removed in two weeks, so the program will be stopped for the winter.
Sewage Lagoon Upgrade Project is in the detailed engineering phase and the phase 1 construction will start later this fall. We are currently preparing an RFQ (an invitation to bid is in this week's paper) for the removal of the composted sludge material out of the existing Sludge Drying cell to get it ready to be converted into active cell No. 2. This work will most likely start in early November. We are currently working with the SAGR equipment supplier to begin procuring their equipment for the new system.
CN Rail light upgrades on the Main Street crossing started this week. New new lights and cross arms will be installed on the main street crossing and the underground wiring will be installed from the new control panel at Main Street down the tracks to the 3 St SW crossing this fall with the new lights at that crossing not being installed until spring. The Caribou Trail crossing did not make the CN Rail grant list this year, but they will be applying again next year.
Started working on connecting the WLC Building Management System with the Gov't Center Building Management System.
Started working on the 2018 budget and the 10 year Capital Budget Plan.