Council approves $4.6M Highway Street project

Lacombe city council awarded the re-construction of Highway Street contract to Border Paving at a cost of $4,606,494 plus GST.

Council then directed administration to enter into a contract with Stantec Consulting for project management, construction and post-construction engineering services, at a cost of $330,192 plus GST. Council also directed administration to enter into a contract with Parkland Geotechnical Consulting Ltd. for materials testing during construction, at a cost of $59,490 plus GST.

During their meeting, Lacombe City Council approved a property tax rate increase for 2020 of one per cent.

Presentation highlights included their strategic plan priorities, crime statistics, a community survey resulting in an overall satisfaction rating of 82 percent, and a successful provincial standards audit in late 2019. An LPS website was implemented in 2019 with a social media component. Police to population ratios have improved in line with their human resources plan. Crime prevention tips via the LPS website and social media were encouraged. Council accepted the 2019 LPC/LPS Annual Report presentation as information.

Council directed administration to proceed with the detailed design for the paving of Len Thompson Drive and 55 Avenue in the 2020/2021 Capital Works Program, and accepted the modified cross section for Brownstone Road as proposed.

Council directed administration to pursue further information at a subsequent council meeting with regard to the street sweeper purchase.

Council accepted the request for decision to award a contract for supply and install of a dry cooler at the Lacombe Memorial Centre (LMC) as information, and directed Administration to amend the scope of the dry cooler capital project to include an engineering assessment of options to address the heat issues and determine the LMC’s roof weight bearing capabilities, if necessary.

*The next scheduled council meetings:

– June 1, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Committee)

– June 8, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)
– June 15, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)
– June 22, 2020, at 5 p.m. (Regular)