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Township awards street sweeping contract

by Patrick Raftis

MAPLETON - The township looks set to save some money on street sweeping for the next two summers.

Council awarded the job of sweeping urban streets to Guelph Power Sweeping at its quoted price per hour of $87, for 2017 and again for 2018. The contract estimate is based on approximately 150 working hours.

In previous years the township  has delivered this service in conjunction with the County of Wellington, by utilizing their contracted resource.

“During the 2017 budget process it was recommended by council, that Mapleton procure its own contractor to perform this work for 2017 and 2018,” states a staff report to council on April 11.

The request for proposals process, which closed on March 14, resulted in three submissions, with the highest at $115 per hour.

Councillor Marlene Ottens noted 300 hours were allocated for street sweeping last year and asked how the same job would get done “in half the amount of time.”

“We’ve done some analysis of the procedures done in the past,” said public works director Sam Mattina.

“In addition to efficiencies we’ve implemented, we’ve set up localized dump sites so they don’t have to travel back to dump sites.”

Mattina explained township staff will pick up material from the dump sites so the contractor can “concentrate on sweeping.”

April 21, 2017

 
 

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