By Mark Squibb
October 27, 2023 Edition
Paradise council this week rubberstamped a change order previously approved by the Town CAO Lisa Niblock for the Woodstock lift station upgrade project.
The change order, the third for the project, was for the supply and installation of three new guiderails.
Infrastructure committee chairperson councillor Deborah Quilty noted that during a pre-construction meeting it was discovered the pump line rails selected for the work would likely corrode over time, and so new rails were selected.
The total cost to supply and install the new rails is $2,449, HST included.
Quilty said that due to the short work schedule, the CAO approved the change order. Council approved that approval in a motion made Tuesday.
Council awarded the tender to replace the mechanical piping, valves, and associated components in the Woodstock lift station to Rodco Mechanical Ltd, to the tune of $299,345, HST included, back in January.
This week’s change order was the third one approved for the project.
The first change order, approved in August, was actually a credit of $54,222, HST included, for removal of the stem extensions from the Woodstock Lift Station due to a design error.
The second change order, approved in September, was initiated by the Town, and saw council pay an additional $16,042, HST included, to truck waste from the station to a manhole on nearby Plateau Park, just off St. Thomas Line, to avoid congestion at the St. Thomas Line and Topsail Road intersection where an even bigger project is underway to replace Lift Station No. 10.