CARSTAIRS - Town council has passed a motion authorizing administration to enter into an agreement with a contractor to construct the new $4 million Carstairs and Mountain View County fire hall.
Eagle Builders LP has been awarded the contract based on a tender of $4,088,627. Three other contractors were in the final consideration: Scott Builders ($4.1 million), Shunda ($4.3 million) and Stuart Olsen ($4.1 million).
The new hall will be located on Mandalay Boulevard, on the town’s east side. The motion was passed at the June 14 council meeting.
Mountain View County council passed a motion during a recent council meeting approving a $2 million contribution toward the new fire hall project. Carstairs council recently approved the borrowing of $1.6 million toward the project.
The project’s total cost has been pegged at $4 million, with Mountain View County contributing $2 million and the Town of Carstairs contributing $2 million, including $400,000 from reserves.
Carl McDonnell is the Town of Carstairs chief administrative officer.
“Our next step will be to meet with Eagle Builders and go through the proposal that they have submitted and develop a contract based on the submission,” McDonnell told the Albertan.
“Once we have agreed to the term of the contract we will update council and get approval to sign the contract. As part of the contract we will be asking for final design drawings and a construction schedule for the project.”
Construction is expected to start around late September, he said, noting that Eagle Builders LP is based in Blackfalds.