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Waste transfer contract extended

A deal between the region and the company that hauls and transfers its waste could see a short-term extension.

In a report presented to the region’s works committee, staff are calling for a deal with Miller Waste Systems to be extended for six months, starting June 1, at a cost of $1.2 million.

According to the report, the reasoning behind the extension is to “allow staff to undertake a market review to ensure there are a number of potential service providers within the service area to provide a cost effective service and to develop a tender that reduces transfer station costs and operational impacts to regional waste collection contracts.”


Land needed for intersection reconstruction

The region may be shouldering part of the bill to purchase land for the widened intersection at Simcoe Street North and Winchester Road.

The patch of land, measuring a little more than one acre, is currently owned by Hydro One, comes with a price tag of just under $150,000.

With the region and the Ministry of Transportation entering into a cost-sharing agreement in 2014, the provincial entity will be picking up 75 per cent of the tab, leaving the region to cover the remaining $37,437.

The motion, passed by the works committee, will be up for a final vote by regional council at its next meeting, currently scheduled for June 8.


Budget increase for road rehab project

A report is calling on councillors to raise the budget of a road rehabilitation project after the lowest big came in above original estimates.

In a report presented to the works committee, staff is asking for an additional $380,000 for the project, which will see surface asphalt laid on Simcoe Street from Oshawa Creek to Conlin Road and on to Eastwood Avenue, as well as rehabilitation done on Regional Road 57 in Scugog.

With the funding increase, the cost of the project would rise to $4.041 million.

The report, which was approved by the works committee, calls for the additional funds to come out of the 2016 Roads Capital Budget.