BROCKTON – Mark Coleman, director of community services, reported on the request for proposal for drainage improvements on soccer fields three and four at Brockton’s Bruce Power Regional Soccer Park.
Two quotes were received; Coleman recommended council accept the proposal from TDS Drainage Systems Ltd. in the amount of $74,515 plus tax.
While it was not the lowest price, the Lucan-based company’s successful work on fields one and two, the providing of a more detailed construction plan and use of a larger diameter collector tile gave TDS a higher rating than its competitor.
The same company completed work on fields one and two in 2019, and council authorized an RFP for fields three and four for 2020.
Brockton was successful in its application for a Trillium Foundation grant of $88,000 to upgrade the remaining success fields. These funds remain available to complete the project despite COVID-19 delays.
Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak asked if anything has been done “to recuperate” the soccer fields (one and two).
Coleman told him aeration, application of fertilizer and watering have led to a noticeable improvement.
POOL TENDER ACCEPTED
Work is underway on Centennial Pool, to ensure it’s ready for next summer.
Council accepted a tender from Ontario Pool Coatings Incorporated in the amount of $133,480 plus tax for restoration of the pool.
Coleman said work begins at the start of September, and should take about three weeks; $15,480 is being transferred from the recreation reserve fund to complete the work.
The work will involve the resurfacing of the entire pool basin, including bottom, walls and top edge. Painting the basin and painting and tiling the skirting doesn’t tend to last as long with an outdoor pool as it does with an indoor one. Staff were able to research a thermo plastic system, due to the COVID-19 closure of the pool for 2020 and issued a request for proposal requiring a thermo plastic system and removal of the high and low diving boards.
Coun. Tim Elphick asked about the lifespan of the work and was told there’s a 10-year warranty.
Coleman said, “It’s a significant (financial) outlay now, but it will stand up.”
Coun. Steve Adams agreed it’s a lot of money but said, “We’ll have a pretty nice pool next spring.”
Other pool work amounting to $100,000 has been deferred to 2021 budget deliberations. Staff are investigating the possibility of an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program grant to cover the cost of this work.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times