Top News

St. John's city council approves bid to clean litter from downtown streets

City of St. John’s Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary led the Monday evening council meeting this week. O’Leary said Mayor Danny Breen was off sick with a seasonal flu.
City of St. John’s Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O’Leary led the Monday evening council meeting this week. O’Leary said Mayor Danny Breen was off sick with a seasonal flu. - Juanita Mercer

St. John's city council has approved a bid of $367,499.18 from Kelloway Construction Ltd. to manually clean litter from downtown streets.

The bid will cover the service for a two-year period, with services provided seven days a week on a seasonal basis.

Six other vendors vied to offer the service, with bids ranging from $375,831.50 to $1,142,369.75.

$74K for Kenmount Terrace Community Centre furniture

Council has approved two bids to supply and install office furniture at the Kenmount Terrace Community Centre. Combined, the bids total $74,051.95.

Dicks and Company Basics was awarded a bid for $20,204.35 and Superior Office Interiors was awarded a bid for $53,847.60.

The two companies will provide and install various furnishings for the new community centre, ranging from three sit-to-stand workstations with price tags ranging from $1,295 to $1,865 each, to eight leather benches with a price tag of $779 each, totalling $6,232, as well as other chairs, tables and assorted office furnishings.

Public consultation on transit rescheduled

The City of St. John’s has delayed its in-person public consultations for public transit that were originally scheduled to take place this week.

Coun. Ian Froude said council is waiting for the outcome of the proposed Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) at Memorial University because that will have an impact on public engagement.

The university’s proposed U-Pass program would see a discounted bus pass for full-time students, with unlimited access to all bus routes and improved service to campus and other locations of interest to students.

Students will vote on the program Feb. 26-28.

Froude said the city’s public consultations will then happen sometime in March or April, after the outcome of the U-Pass vote is known.

Recent Stories