SCUGOG: Renovations at the Blackstock Recreation Centre will move ahead as scheduled, albeit with a different construction firm as originally planned.
During a recent discussion of the project, Scugog councillors approved a recommendation last week from Parks Director Craig Belfry that the township reject a winning bid from contractor Gay Company Ltd. which was deemed incomplete by the director, after it was determined by the company that its bid of $399,000 for the project - the lowest of four received by the township - would in fact be higher.
Scugog has currently budgeted $415,000 for the project, which will involve extensive interior renovations at the Church St. facility.
The contract will now be awarded to the next closest bid by Kawartha Capital.
Despite a bid of $440,984 by Kawartha Capital, Mr. Belfry told The Standard that staff will work with the company to bring the project in line with the township’s budget limit. Due to a time limit imposed by Ontario Trillium Grant funding the township has received for the project, the renovations must be completed by March 31.