General News

Bolton Fire Hall set to open this month

June 6, 2019   ·   0 Comments


Bolton’s newest fire hall is scheduled to open up in the middle of the month.

Ward 5 area coun. Tony Rosa wanted an update on the on the fire station, saying he asked a couple of months ago and heard that it would be open by May.

“When I asked this question a couple months ago, I was told that May was definitely going to be the opening and I said, ‘it may open or will it open in May?” said Rosa, during a recent town council meeting, adding that he is getting a lot of questions about what is happening with the facility.

The 21,700 square-foot facility, located on the intersection of Cross-Country Boulevard and Queen Street on Regional Rd. 50, was supposed to be completed by late 2017. It however, faced a number of delays and disruptions along the way.

The Town of Caledon removed Pegah Construction Ltd., from the 7.5 million projected, after they were awarded the contracted in January 2016.

A Town memo states that following ongoing project delays and other issues, the construction contractor for the new Bolton Fire Station was found in default of its contract with the Town for not fulfilling certain contractual obligations.

The construction contractor was provided with greater than the required contractual five working days to correct its defaults or propose an acceptable plan for correction, but did not provide a plan satisfactory to the Town.

This prompt the dismissal of the company on April 23, after the Town exercised their contractual right to terminate the construction contractor’s right to continue the work.

The Town then brought in Mettko Construction Limited for construction management services to assist with the completion of the new fire hall. Qualified trades professionals have been hired to complete the remainder of the work.

Fuwing Wong, general manager of finance and infrastructure said he had an email queued up to go, stating construction will be complete by the end of May. He said due to the long winter, they had some outstanding exterior work to complete.

“Two in particular with the concrete apron and some asphalt works,” said Wong. “Only the concrete apron will basically delay our completion, because the concrete apron will interfere with fire and emergency operations. We anticipate that concrete apron to be done, I believe by June 7, and it needs about seven days for the concrete to cure.”

Wong said Fire and Emergency services will be able to move in the new facility any time after June 15. There will also be some minor asphalt work done, but it will not impede the work of emergency crews.

“Mother nature has not been the most co-operative this month,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “Everything is statured, and it’s delayed it getting done.”  



Readers Comments (0)

You must be logged in to post a comment.