At a council meeting on May 18, the city of Thorold awarded a contract to Greenspace Construction Inc., for the construction and renovation of Battle of Beaverdams Park.
The contract so far is valued at $1.6 million plus HST and as per the council has slight room for overage. Earlier in the year, the city council budgeted a total of $2 million for the revitalization of the park.
As per the report, of the three bidders, Greenspace was chosen as it “satisfied the pre-qualification conditions and has the necessary resources and experience to complete this project successfully.”
The other two companies, 39 Seven Inc. and TR Hinan Contractors Inc each placed a bid for the contract at $1,807,075.58 and $1,879,000.00, respectively.
With the money saved, the city is looking to potentially include features such as some form of Indigenous community recognition, an accessible wheelchair swing and provisional Items like Wi-Fi, and heating, budget permitting.
According to the report, staff are also investigating grant and sponsorship opportunities with the public and private sector, to offset the overall project costs.
Park renovations are expected to be completed in 2022.
Moosa Imran, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Grimsby Lincoln News