City Watch – May 15th, 2019

Recommendations made for service contracts

Martin C. Barry

The City of Laval’s executive-committee made several key decisions and recommendations to city council during its May 1 public meeting.

Among other things, the committee recommended to council to award a $6,398,523 contract to Uniroc Construction Inc. for rehabilitation of street infrastructure on Conrad-Chaumont Ave., Des Prés St., Dubé St., Bon-Pasteur Blvd., Place Montmorency, Giroux Ave., Lavoisier Ave. and D’Argenteuil St.

Street rehabilitation

The work is for the replacement of covering on the underground water conduct and for the rehabilitation of the roadway at the same time.

Along the same lines, the executive-committee also recommended to council to award a more than $6 million contract to Duroking Construction/9200-2088 Quebec Inc. for waterworks rehabilitation and other work on Lucerne, de Bernina, de Cologne and Pépin streets, as well as on Lévesque Blvd.

The committee recommended the awarding of a more than $86,000 mandate for a study to be carried out by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) on the renaturalization of green spaces along autoroutes in order to help reduce heat islands on Laval’s territory.

Upgrade for Jeux du Québec

In order to improve sports facilities in Laval for residents as well as for athletes who will be coming here in 2020 for the Jeux du Québec, the executive-committee recommended awarding a contract to Gestion S. Forget Inc. for more than $725,000 to bring baseball fields in Rosaire-Gauthier Park up to standards.

The committee recommended the approval of a three-year agreement for services with an organization known as Canopée, whose mission is to work towards the improvement of woods and forests in Laval. An amount of more than $190,000 is being awarded to the organization to develop its services. They will also be receiving an annual subsidy of $36,000 over the next three years to cover operating expenses.