South Dundas council has entered into a long term lease agreement with the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic for its new location in Iroquois, which will be in the former St. Cecilia school.
That agreement and the renovation contract with CIBS Construction were both approved by South Dundas council at the February 19 meeting.
CIBS is being retained as project managers and have guaranteed that the maximum cost of the retrofit of the building for the clinic will be $755,000. CIBS will solicit, receive and review quotes from contractors and select the successful bidder for the project.
It is estimated that the entire cost of the project, including the purchase price of the building and associated fees will be $938,000.
Monthly rent of $543 will be paid to the township by the SLMC until the renovations are complete. Once the total costs of the project are known, the township will finance the total cost over 20 years with the SLMC being responsible for the annual principle and interest amount.
Because the SLMC is responsible for all cost, extras and overages, associated with this project, with no impact on township ratepayers, strict adherence to the township’s procurement policy was not necessary, according to South Dundas chief administrative officer Steve McDonald.