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File #: 20-406    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Staff Report Status: Passed
File created: 8/21/2020 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/31/2020 Final action: 8/31/2020
Title: Contract Award: Construction Services for Esquimalt Gorge Park, McLoughlin Point Amenity Funds - Waterfront Parks Project
REQUEST FOR DECISION

DATE: August 26, 2020 Report No. P&R-20-004
TO: Laurie Hurst, Chief Administrative Officer
FROM: Scott Hartman, Director of Parks and Recreation Services
SUBJECT:

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Contract Award: Construction Services for Esquimalt Gorge Park, McLoughlin Point Amenity Funds - Waterfront Parks Project
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RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
That Council:
a. award Knappett Construction Inc the contract for construction of the multi-purpose building project at Esquimalt Gorge Park and direct staff to finalize the construction contract details; and,
b. direct staff to request approval from the Capital Regional District for the transfer of more than 20% of the funds from the McLoughlin Point Amenity - Recreation Improvements Reserve Fund to the McLoughlin Point Amenity - Waterfront Parks Reserve Fund that are required for the project; and,
c. should the Capital Regional District not permit the transfer of more than 20% of the McLoughlin Point Amenity Funds, direct staff to transfer 20% of the funds from the Recreation Improvements Reserve Fund to the Waterfront Parks Reserve Fund ($1,000,000) and enter into long-term borrowing for the remaining funds required for the project ($1,909,437)
d. direct staff to actively apply for and pursue any applicable grant funding opportunities in order to reduce the amount of funds necessary from long-term borrowing.
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RELEVANT POLICY:

Financial Plan Bylaw 2020-2024 No. 2986
Purchasing and Disposal Bylaw, 2014, No. 2845

STRATEGIC RELEVANCE:

Healthy, Livable and Diverse Community
Support the arts, culture and heritage community
Enhance opportunities for Parks and Recreation
Fully utilize the McLoughlin Amenity Funds to maximum potential

BACKGROUND:

Based on Council direction from the December 16th 2019 meeting, the Township awarded the contract for Detailed Designs, Tender and Project Management Services for a multi-purpose building and a three-zoned fenced dog park at Esquimalt Gorge Park to Iredale Ar...

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