Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:45 a.m.
Green light for sewer line project
Work will go ahead now on a sanitary sewer project for the Lamadeleine Street neighbourhood in Russell Township.
Council approved administration’s recommendation to contract with Robert Excavating on the project for $1,173,571.42. Township council also approved increasing the capital works budget by $1,485,253 to cover all the engineering and constructions cost, plus allow for a 10 per cent contingency fund in case of unexpected situations during the project.
The township will take out a loan for the project for this year and repay the loan through sewer services fund, which is covered through sewer service user fees.
The Lamadeleine Street sewer project is a three-part operation and will include excavation and installation of the sewer line, setting up a pumping station, and then repaving the street after the main line installation is completed. The municipality will cover the repaving cost through its regular capital works budget and not through the sewer services fund. The cost for the pumping station will be split between existing user service fees and the rest through new residential and/or business growth in the neighbourhood.