Public Works

Notice re Hydrant Flushing – Lower South River & St. Andrews

Hydrant flushing in Lower South River, South Side Harbour, Glen Aire Estates, Dunmore Road, St. Andrews and Highway 316 will be undertaken starting Monday, June 1, 2020 and is expected to continue until Friday, June 12th.

Discoloration and reduced water pressure may be experienced during this time.

PLEASE NOTE:

Due to hydrant flushing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 starting at 10:00 PM residents on Blacksmith Valley Road, Highway 316 St. Andrews and MacIntosh Road will be without water until approximately 5:00 AM on Friday, June 5th.

The Municipality regrets any inconvenience this may cause.

INVITATION TO TENDER – WATERLINE EXTENSION- NEW WATER TANK TO HWY 7

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – 20-05-C-WATERLINE” and are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “20-05-C-WATERLINE”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS  B2G 0B4 the same day to the attention of Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise but not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for this watermain extension.  Work included under this project consists of approximately 2000 meters of 300 mm and 200mm watermain, complete with valves, hydrants and appurtenances.  The new watermain will be brought from the property limits of a new water storage tank (construction of water storage tank and associated siteworks is not included in the scope of this project) and tied into an existing waterline on Market Street as well as installed along the highway 104 ROW to be tied into the existing waterline on the No 7 Highway.  Also included in this project is a watermain installation along Old Hwy 104 (Post Road) from Market Street to Fisheries and Oceans Canada Property.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Tender Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury.  Phone 902-625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $75.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municpality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

INVITATION TO TENDER – WATER STORAGE TANK SITE WORKS

Tender submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – 20-05-B-WSTSW” and are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “20-05-B-WSTSW”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (local time).  It will be the Tenderer’s responsibility to ensure the tender submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating Tender submission has been received.  Hard copies to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill NS  B2G 0B4 the same day to the attention of Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public tender opening.

The work under this project shall generally comprise but not necessarily be limited to provision of all labour, materials and equipment for site works associated with a steel water storage tank project.  Work included under this project consists of water line and drain line piping, all siteworks including site grading, grubbing, fencing, access road, connection to existing and appurtenances.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Tender Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St, Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Tender Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each tender must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municiplality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all tenders, not necessarily accept the lowest tender, or to accept any tender which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any tender.

ADDENDUM # 1 – 20-05-B-WTSITEWORK

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

REQUEST FOR PRICING – BOLTED STEEL WATER TANK PROJECT

Pricing submissions are to be received electronically in PDF format.  Electronic tenders are to be titled “Company Name – MOCA-WATERTANK” are to be sent to the email kdecoste@straiteng.com, subject line “MOCA-WATERTANK”.  Electronic submissions will be accepted up until 2:00 pm on Thursday, June 4, 2020 (local time).  It will be the Proponent’s responsibility to ensure the pricing submission is received electronically on time.  Email submissions will receive a reply back email indicating submission has been received.  Hard copies of the Proposal are to be mailed to the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, 261 Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, NS B2G 0B4, Attention Daryl Myers.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no public opening.

The purpose of this Proposal call is to select a Glass Fused, Bolted Steel Water Tank, complete with a concrete foundation design for the supplier to supply and install the steel water tank on a concrete foundation.  The supplier will be responsible for the design and construction of the concrete foundation for the water tank.  Contractor’s must take into consideration and adjust their work practices to ensure ALL construction activities are following the on-going (and changing) provincial COVID-19 restrictions issued by the Government of Nova Scotia and federal restrictions issued by the Government of Canada.

Proposal Documents may be obtained (electronic or paper) from Strait Engineering Limited, 298 Reeves St., Unit 9, Port Hawkesbury, Phone (902) 625-3631.  A non-refundable fee of $30.00 is required for paper copies only.  Cash or cheque is acceptable.  Cheque to be made payable to Strait Engineering Ltd.  Contractor to allow 24 hours notice for paper copy of Proposal Documents to be prepared and is required to call ahead to arrange for pick-up.  Electronic documents can be requested by emailing Kelsey DeCoste at kdecoste@straiteng.com.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a certified cheque in the amount of 10% of the bid amount, or a Bid Bond in the amount of 10% of the bid amount and a Consent of Surety for the required fifty percent (50%) Performance Bond and fifty percent (50%) Labour and Materials Bond.  In lieu of bonding the Municipality will accept a certified cheque in the amount of 20% of the bid amount as project securities.

The Municipality of the County of Antigonish reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, not necessarily accept the lowest proposal, or to accept any proposal which it may consider to be in the best interest of the Municipality.  The Municipality also reserves the right to waive formality, informality or technicality in any proposal.

ADDENDUM # 1 – Issued May 29, 2020
ADDENDUM # 2 – Issued June 1, 2020

ADDENDUMS – 20-05-A-WATERTANK

Daryl Myers
Director of Public Works

Municipal Awareness Vignettes

To increase awareness of municipal government, particularly the programs and services provided by the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, we have developed a series of five short videos that show what we do and why we love this place!

This five part series will teach you about how your municipal taxes are spent, show you the importance of our water, waste water and solid waste management operations, speak to our phenomenal recreation programming.  Our 5th and final video, linked below, speaks about why Antigonish County is such a great place.

You can view these videos on the Municipality’s Vimeo channel.

A HUGE thank you to our filmmaker Leah Johnston and videographer Jeff Babineau, as well as our project coordinator Tammy Feltmate.  Another big thank you to our staff for participating in this initiative and our aspiring investigative journalist Aiden.

For more information on anything you see here please contact the Municipal Office.  We hope you enjoy watching these videos as much as we enjoyed making them!

Video – Water… an essential resource. What is the municipal role?

In Antigonish County we are lucky to have access to clean safe drinking water. It is a privilege we should not take for granted. We all have a role in protecting and conserving this life sustaining resource. Watch the video below for a little insight into the County’s role in providing water and processing waste water in Antigonish County.

 

Water an invaluable resource in Antigonish County from Tammy Feltmate on Vimeo.

For questions, or to share thoughts or start a conversation on water in Antigonish County, contact Tammy Feltmate at tammy.feltmate@antigonishcounty.ns.ca.

 

Water Meter Installation Program Q & A’s

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The County of Antigonish is undergoing a water meter installation program. The water meter program was developed to improve equity and reduce water consumption. Water metering allows residents to pay for the actual amount of water they use, rather than being billed on a tap count/flat rate basis. Neptune Technology Group has been contracted by the County to install the water meter at properties serviced by a municipal water utility.

Follow the Link to a list of Water Meter Q & A’s: Water Meter Q & A’s

If you do not find the information you are looking for, please feel free to contact Neptune Technology Group or the Municipality.  Contact information can be found in the Q & A’s link.

 

 

Waste Collection Calendar and Waste Wizard

Wondering what day your garbage, recycling and organics will be collected?

Eastern Region Solid Waste Management, sponsored in part by Divert NS, has created a Collection Calendar to help you find the answer.

Click on the link below and enter your civic address:

Collection Calendar

When you enter your civic address a Waste Collection Calendar will be created specific to your address.  There is an option for you to print the Collection Calendar or you can sign up to receive a reminder the day before or the day of your collection.  There are several options for receiving a reminder, so check it out and sign up today!  If you sign up for reminders, you will also receive special notices for events and waste collection route changes.

What else is new?  A Waste Wizard has been created.  Wondering if a particular material is garbage or recycable, just click on the link:  Waste Wizard and enter the name of the material you are wondering about and the Waste Wizard will tell you if the item is recycable, garbage or compostable.

 

Emergency Numbers – Public Works

Water and Sewer

Regular Business Hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm): (902) 863-5004 or (902) 863-1117

After hours and on weekends and holidays (Emergencies only please): 1 (902) 318-3277

Road Maintenance

Regular Business Hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm): (902) 863-5004 or (902) 863-1117

After hours and on weekends and holidays (Emergencies only please): 1 (902) 318-3077

Daryl Myers, Director, Public Works
Josh Chisholm, Working Supervisor, W&S Operations

261 Beech Hill Road
RR 6 Stn Main
Antigonish NS
B2G 0B4
Canada

Phone:(902) 863-5004
Fax:(902) 863-6146
E-mail:publicworks@antigonishcounty.ns.ca