Highlands East council gives OK to Cardiff paving project

By Jenn Watt

Published Sept. 18 2018

Highlands East council passed a resolution at its last meeting authorizing Norway Asphalt to begin work paving the Cardiff townsite with unbudgeted funds coming from reserves.

Roads superintendent Earl Covert told council on Sept. 5 the tenders that came in were all over the allotted 2018 budget but Norway Asphalt was the lowest bidder.

Paving would be done this year ditching next year council was told.

CAO Shannon Hunter said $505000 was available in the budget for the work but that Norway Asphalt’s bid was $544575 plus HST which includes a provisional amount of $32000.

She asked whether council wanted to move forward with the work and if so where to find the additional dollars.

Council chose to go ahead with Norway Asphalt with any extra money coming from reserves.

Work is to begin Sept. 18.