Town moves forward with building demolitions

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Town of Drumheller council awarded a project tender for the demolition of the former Drumheller Health Centre and a property purchased for flood mitigation during the regular Monday, July 18 council meeting.

There are also three other properties slated for demolition which did not require council approval, the old Consortium, a property in Nacmine, and a residential property in Lehigh.

“Based on the tender that was sent out, we were able to award to different contractors,” Director of Infrastructure Services Dave Brett shared during the council meeting.

It was recommended for council to award the contract for the hospital and residential property, located at 25 Roper Road, to McColman and Sons Demolition Ltd. The cost to demolish the old hospital was bid at $689,743 with the Roper Road property projected at $61,607, for a total bid of $751,350, excluding GST.

Mr. Brett noted the costs for demolition were reviewed with Colliers Project Management and it was identified the values are “in line of current market values” for both demolition and final asbestos and hazardous materials abatement.

As the other projects do not require council approval, they were awarded by Mr. Brett and Chief Administrative Officer Darryl Drohomerski.

Demolition of the old consortium, located near the intersection of 6 Avenue and 5 Street, was awarded to Zeuss Demo Recycling for a total bid of $66,972.18; demolition of a property in Nacmine and a residential property in Lehigh were awarded to Titan Contracting Demolition for $86,300 and $61,250 respectively.

The cost of demolition for the properties purchased for flood mitigation can be reimbursed to the Town through the $5 million municipal portion of the flood mitigation.

Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Drumheller Mail

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