Staff Report #8 – Re: 2018 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – Third Quarter Update

Staff Report #8

October 31, 2018

To All Commissioners

Re: 2018 Work Program – Fleet & Facilities – Third Quarter Update


The report be NOTED and FILED.


The following report is provided as an update on major projects as set out in the 2018 Work Program that are ongoing in nature and were scheduled to commence and/or to be completed in the third quarter, with the lead on same being the primary responsibility of Fleet & Facilities.

Facility Upgrades – Highbury Facility

The majority of the upgrades included in the 2018 capital program relate to the Highbury Avenue facility. Projects included in the facility upgrade capital program are intended to ensure that LTC facilities are maintained in a state of good repair as well as address any issues identified by the Occupational Health and Safety Committee. The projects included in this report are related only to the Commission-approved Capital Budget Program.

Projects that were completed in the third quarter include:

  • reinforcement of columns in A and B barn
  • gate replacement in stores parking lot
  • construction of new reflection room per recommendation from the Diversity Committee
  • ongoing lighting replacement in the maintenance area
  • installation of new engineered beams for fall arrest on 10 and 11 hoists

The remainder of 2018 projects include:

  • grating to be replaced in B barn
  • facility painting
  • ongoing lighting replacement

Remaining Capital Programs relating to Asset Management

Projects included in the Shop/Garage Equipment program which have been completed include:

  • purchase of replacement tool boxes for the Highbury Ave facility
  • upgrade to drive clean facility equipment
  • upgrade of exhaust ventilation system in maintenance area
  • purchase of a new sandblaster for Highbury facility

Fleet Expansion/Replacement:

Bus Expansion/Replacement programs have commenced. 12 of the 19 buses have arrived with four currently in service and remaining eight being outfitted and conducting post-delivery inspection before being placed into service. The remainder of the bus order will have a final delivery date at the end of the fourth quarter. All new buses are anticipated to be in service by the start of the first quarter in 2019.

Recommended by:

Craig Morneau, Director of Fleet & Facilities

Concurred in by:

Kelly S. Paleczny, General Manager