Two soccer fields in Cornwall are expected to be upgraded and analyzed for redevelopment by an Ottawa firm.
A special city council meeting has been called for Monday night at 6 p.m. where councillors will be asked to approve an $87,800 contract.
Kaster and Company of Ottawa would then be responsible for designing and constructing two soccer fields at Cornwall's Benson Centre. It would also have to look at whether natural or artificial turf is the best option, cost wise, for the long term.
The firm would also be required to submit a redevelopment plan for the Bob Turner Memorial Arena site including Joe St. Denis field. City staff believe the decommisioned arena site and the Benson Centre project could be eligible for a piece of a $49.6-million provincial Community Infrastructure Improvement Funding Program.
The soccer fields are expected to cost more than $1.1 million and community donations are expected to pay for almost half of the project ($400,000) from the surplus of the 3+1 Fundraising Committee.
Four other firms submitted Requests for Proposals (RFP). One was from Cornwall. They include:
MMM Group Limited Kitchener $97,776.50
G. O'Connor Consultants Inc. Burlington $104,750.00
PBK Architects Inc./Genivar, Cornwall $106,090.00
Stantec Consulting Ltd. Ottawa $107,310.56