Library revamp more expensive than expected
Riverdale Park Watermain Replacement Tectonic Infrastructure Inc. has won a bid for replacing the Riverdale Park and Fletcher Crescent watermain. The total cost for the project is over $263,000 and will be paid for with money from the gas tax reserve fund. If council approves Tectonic Infrastructure to do the work, construction would start as early as May 25, according to a town report. Most of the work should be done by June 25. Royal Bank Coming to Alliston New Tecumseth council is set to approve a new Royal Bank in Alliston. The Royal Bank and commercial development will be at the northwest corner of King Street and Reserve Lane in Alliston opposite the Dairy Queen. It is made up of two separate properties that have been merged to form one parcel of land. It would include a drive-through bank machine. Alliston Library Revamp On Hold Plans to revitalize the exterior of the Alliston Memorial branch of the New Tecumseth Public Library are on hold. After two rounds of tenders, the bids have all been well over the $50,000 the Alliston Business Improvement Association (ABIA) approved for the project. Coun. Dennis Egan said he’s disappointed the project isn’t moving forward and would still like to see work be done on the library’s sign and the plants in the courtyard. "The exterior of the building and the courtyard is in need of some tender loving care," said Egan. The ABIA has a meeting scheduled for May 7 and will be discussing other options for the project. After the meeting the ABIA will let the town know if it’s moving forward with the re-development of the courtyard in any capacity, according to a town report. Centre Street Closures In order to complete the reconstruction of Centre Street in Alliston, there will be temporary closures for three months. Centre Street will be closed from Albert Street to Wellington Street between 1 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday starting May 19. The closures will continue until July 31. John Bravakis Enterprises Ltd. has been hired for the project. Work includes installing a storm sewer, sanitary sewer and watermain installation. The road surface will also be re-done, complete with a curb, gutter and sidewalks from Albert to Wellington streets.