Lloydminster city council briefs

By Kassidy Christensen

April 4, 2017 12:00 AM

RFP awarded for LCSC
Mechanical and Electrical Retrofit

Council approved and awarded the mechanical and electrical retrofit of the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre (LCSC) to S2 Architectural for $130,000.
The centre section of the LCSC, which was built in 1988, has reached its serviceable life in regards to the electrical and mechanical systems, as stated in council’s agenda. The retrofit will replace the HVAC system, steam humidifier, boilers, controls and equipment MCC and service equipment. A facility inspection report was conducted in 2010 by Friggstad Downing Henry Architects, identifying the need to retrofit.
Two compliant requests for proposal were received, one from Clark Engineering, one from S2 Architectural.
The total budget for this project is $1.5 million, which was approved in the 2017 budget.

Council submits annual
requirement of five year capital plan

Council approved a five-year capital plan as part of the Saskatchewan Federal Gas Tax Municipal Compliance Strategy to fulfill reporting requirements of the Saskatchewan Federal Gas Tax Fund Agreement. Five-year plans are submitted annually after being approved by council by municipalities with a population above 5,000 and include a compiled list of potential capital projects.
As stated in the agenda, administration compiled a list of potential capital projects that totals $289,595,804 over the five-year period from 2017 to 2022. The rolling list adds one more year each year to the document and the previous year’s capital projects are removed.
Some major projects highlighted in council’s agenda include: mechanical wastewater treatment plant, dedicated water line, regional airport expansion, north/south corridor phase 1 and storm improvements in the Wallacefield/Larson Grove area. 
As stated in the agenda, “compliance with the Saskatchewan Federal Gas Tax Fund reporting requirements ensures the City of Lloydminster continues to receive its semi-annual allocations as per our Saskatchewan Federal Gas Tax Agreement.”

Amendment to land use bylaw

Council approved first reading of Bylaw 11-2017, as stated in the agenda, after an application was made by Lloyd Lanes to amend Bylaw 05-2016 for the lot to include “participant recreation services, indoor” as a discretionary use in both I1 – Light Industrial and I2–Medium Industrial land use districts.
The application from Lloyd Lanes was made on Jan. 30 to amend the bylaw. The application was for the development of a bowling alley near the intersection of 70 Ave. and 56 Street.
Alan Cayford, director of public works with the City of Lloydminster, said the building would be brand new, and the appearance he thinks would be very similar to what is currently in the industrial area.
Cayford said he thinks a bowling alley is a facility that is needed within a city, and since the existing alley has been closed, it has been missed by the community.
“Lots of youth use it, some of our non-profits use it for fundraising, our senior groups use it during the daytime,” Cayford said. “It’s an activity that’s reasonably priced that hasn’t been available, so I think it’s important.”
The item carried by council also included the establishment of a public hearing to be held during the regular city council meeting on April 10 at 2 p.m.

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