The pool upgrade is moving to the design phase, Coun. Laurie Walters said during the council meeting Tuesday.
“We’ve selected the project manager so that will take us to the next step to choose an architect and developing a design,” Walters told council. “The scope of work should be completed toward the end of October.”
A report from the Central Cariboo/City of Williams Lake Joint Committee recommends that Tango Management be awarded the contract for $185,000, although that has yet to be endorsed.
The tender is on B.C. Bid for an architect and that will close next week.
“We have one full day and a half of interviews with architects who will by flying into the city,” Walters explained. “The way they did the procurement was the tendering process was very selective and qualified and designed so that people who are in the business of designing pools would apply.”
Many applicants were eliminated through the process and now it’s narrowed down to three, possibly four architects being interviewed, Walters added.
Walters said she and CRD director Joan Sorley were part of the interview team.
“The big plan is for budgeting and scheduling and that’s what we’re sticking too,” she said.
Coun. Ivan Bonnell said the City and CRD are hopeful the shovels will go into the ground for the upgrade work to begin in 2016.