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Cemetery master plan development contract awarded

DRAYTON - Council has authorized Mapleton Township staff to award the design and development of a master plan for the Drayton Cemetery to Hilton Landmarks, a division of GSP Group, for their bid total of $20,260 plus taxes.

The company was one of two to submit bids for the project, coming in slightly higher than the $19,500 bid of E. Lees and Associates Consulting Ltd.

Because only two quotations were received, instead of the minimum three required by the township’s  purchasing policy, the policy requires the senior management team assess the results prior to award.

Upon evaluation of the two submissions the team recommended the township award the job to Hilton Landmarks.

A staff report prepared by parks, cemeteries and facilities coordinator Rich Hurren and public works manager Jim Grose states the company offers a four-week timeline to complete the project and will deliver:

  • - a conceptual cemetery master plan;
  • - a capital development cost estimate;
  • - a phasing implementation plan at five-year increments for the next 20 years; and
  • - a detailed demand/needs analysis.

The report also notes Hilton Landmarks was found to be “an industry leader as cemetery consultants in planning and design across Canada.”

Local funeral service providers will be invited to comment and provide input into the master plan as it is being developed, the report notes. 

The  2017 capital budget provides $80,000 for development of the Master Plan and subsequent columbarium construction.

August 11, 2017


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