After all the arguments over what to do with the Marysville Arena in the past few weeks, Council has okayed the order of the new ice plant.
Startec Refrigeration, which has done work in Kimberley before, was awarded the contract to supply and install the ice plant for a total of $289,860.15. The tender was actually put out last summer when the arena issue first came to the fore. There were four bids and all bidders agreed to keep their prices until Council made a decision on the arena.
Startec was the lowest bid by a considerable amount.
Councillors Darryl Oakley and Don McCormick, both of whom had opposed going ahead with the ice plant upgrade voted against the motion to accept the bid and order the plant.
“As was made obvious last Council meeting I am opposed to this without a service review, so I am voting against it,” Oakley said.
With the ice plant ordered, the arena should be ready for ice in October, 2014.