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IMPROVEMENTS PENDING – Bumpy Tlingit Street will finally be reconstructed, after city council awarded three contracts Monday evening.

Tlingit Street reconstruction work awarded

City council has awarded three main contracts for the reconstruction of Tlingit Street in the Marwell industrial area.

By Whitehorse Star on May 26, 2020

City council has awarded three main contracts for the reconstruction of Tlingit Street in the Marwell industrial area.

Council voted at its meeting Monday to award the main construction contract to Sidhu Trucking for $4.8 million. The company was the low bidder.

A $92,210 contract was awarded to ATCO Electric Yukon for the realignment of power poles, and Northwestel Inc. was awarded a $35,874 contract for reconfiguring copper and coaxial cables.

The overall project budget is $6.3 million, including a $400,000 contribution of pit run gravel and aggregate from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, with the material coming from its McLean Lake quarry.

Tlingit Street runs past a vacant Kwanlin Dün lot commonly referred to as the old village site.

Completion of the underground and surface works is scheduled for this year, with landscaping to follow next year.

“The construction of this project is funded by a combination of city reserves, the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program funded by the federal and territorial governments, and a contribution from the Kwanlin Dün First Nation,” says the administrative report prepared for council earlier this spring.

“This is a unique partnership scenario with all four levels of government contributing to a project.

“The project is in keeping with the Declaration of Commitment with local First Nations to seek out partnerships for economic opportunities.”

Comments (4)

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Frankkie on May 30, 2020 at 12:10 am

Yep - all self-governing Yukon First Nations pay property taxes to the municipalities. It is a huge tax burden.

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My Opinion on May 26, 2020 at 7:55 pm

If that is First Nation property down there then why are we paying? How much is the First Nations contribution? Why are all the other prices mentioned and not that? Does the City collect Taxes off of the First Nation?

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Winners and losers according to Wayne on May 26, 2020 at 7:11 pm

This looks like another one of the infamous city management quotes. There are winners and losers, well no real losers, just some win more than others. I remember this quote from when our neighbourhood was told the price we would have to pay for our LIC. This was shortly after the upgrade to Industrial Road which nobody paid a portion. Now it appears that Kwanlin Dunn and anyone else along this road will be in the “winner” category. No LIC and it includes pavement curbs and landscaping. All this for $400k worth of pit run that the city still has to pay to move. And called a partnership. We paid 50% of paving costs and were not thanked for our partnership.

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Governed To Death on May 26, 2020 at 5:34 pm

Four levels of government for a tiny little burg of a town that wouldn’t even be a good size neighbourhood to the rest of the world.

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