At their Sept. 7 council meeting, Tudor and Cashel Township council voted to proceed with the bid from Greenwood Paving for the single surface treatment of Weslemkoon Lake Road, from the intersection of Hwy 62 East for approximately three kilometres, in the amount of $3.20 per square metre of surface treatment as laid out in the RFT no. 2021-06. Nancy Carrol, the clerk and treasurer, will be contacting Greenwood Paving shortly to get them to begin the project, which should be completed by mid-October.
This RFT, 2021-06, was initially issued on Aug. 4 and closed on Aug. 31. During the council meeting on Sept. 7, Carrol brought forth the recommendation under New Business/Possible Action, to proceed with Greenwood Paving’s bid to complete the single surface treatment paving on Weslemkoon Lake Road. This work is for approximately three kilometres, or 19,500 square metres, of the roadway, from its intersection with Hwy. 62 East, using HP-150P (Polymer) emulsion. Greenwood Paving’s winning bid was for $3.20 per square metre, bringing the total cost of this job to $62,400.
Greenwood Paving, a family owned and operated business was started up in 1971 and is based in Pembrooke. The single surface treatment that they’ll be applying to Weslemkoon Lake Road is a preventative maintenance tool that preserves and reinforces existing pavement surfaces to extend their life expectancy.
Carrol told The Bancroft Times in an email on Sept. 8 that the township had only received the one proposal on the tender.
“Unfortunately, there was no other interest. I did suggest to council they should consider using Gas Tax funding to pay for the project,” she says. “The project is estimated to be completed by Oct. 15, 2021.”
Michael Riley, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Bancroft Times