By Mark Squibb/August 26, 2021
Although it may be a little while yet before kids are playing on the splash pad, the Town of Conception Bay South has taken the next step in the construction of the multi-million-dollar community park where the pad will be located.
During the August 17 council meeting, council awarded Phase 2 of the project to Eastern Contracting Limited for the bid price of $2,789,773 including HST.
“Phase 2 consists of a major part of the work that’s going to be going on down there,” said Ward 3 councillor Gerard Tilley, who chairs council’s public works committee. “It deals with all the civil work — grading, underground work, electrical, anything to do with changerooms, all the special gadgets we need for our splash pad and ice rink, compressors and that kind of stuff, lighting, and a host of different other things for the park. This project will certainly be the apple for the town once it’s completed, so we certainly look forward to the work starting on that.”
The park is located just behind the Dominion Supermarket in Long Pond. It’s $3 million price tag is split evenly between the municipal, provincial, and federal governments.
It’s not known exactly how many phases of construction there will be.
During the same meeting, council approved RCS Construction to proceed with the building of the long awaited $4 million library. The Town officially broke ground on the new library August 3.
Councillor Darrin Bent noted the Town will recoup the full cost of the library through a lease agreement with the provincial library board and the provincial government.