Public Works

The Real Estate and Facilities Master Plan prioritizes three immediate (0-3 years) critical facilities to be replaced: the Valleycliffe Fire Hall, Tantalus Fire Hall and Public Works Yard.

Public Works contributes significantly to community safety, both through its day‐to‐day operations (sewer and water repairs, snow plowing, parks maintenance) but also in the case of emergencies (water line break, flooding, hazard spills).

The current Works Yard consists of a vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair building, an administrative trailer, a lunch room trailer, a large yard for equipment storage, a sand and salt shelter, and a number of sea cans and sheds. The maintenance building and administrative trailer are 34 and 21 years old respectively.

The current Public Works Yard is facing a number of critical challenges. The buildings are at end of life and beyond repair. There is insufficient office space, and insufficient work/storage space for the maintenance and storage of both vehicles and equipment.

The new Public Works Yard will be located on the northern portion of the District-owned land that the current public works yard is on (39909 Government Road).

This project is included in the 2022-26 Financial Plan. The project is proposed to be funded in 2022 ($11.2M) and 2023 ($6.75M). It is proposed that the project be funded from Reserves ($3M) and Borrowing ($15M). As this is a facility (versus infrastructure), this project does not qualify for funding via developer-funded Development Cost Charges (DCCs). (DCCs and what they fund are regulated by provincial legislation).

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 Progress

Status on time, class D budget
Timeline tentative construction start Q2 2022
Current works continue Value Engineering, schematic planning, soil contamination study, archaeological study, sustainability goal resolved (per MEEP / CCAP), salt shed works
Budget $21m (class D, class A is expected around Apr 2021), anticipating cost increases due to soil contamination/WWTP expansion/environment/sustainability measures
Next Steps sustainability baselines finalized, engage trades/consultants, site plan/landscaping layout, stage two soil contamination report, Class C budget, move salt shed
Hurdles soil contamination cost and time addition to project, coordination with WWTP upgrading project
Other nil

 



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