A new ice resurfacer for Bashaw’s arena is estimated at more than $100,000

New machine expected to take about a year, town looking to counties to help fund it

It’s looking more likely that Bashaw will be purchasing a new ice-resurfacing machine, though it’s arrival date won’t be until the start of next season at the earliest.

Bashaw town council was told at it’s Nov. 1 meeting that the request for proposals which was sent out two weeks earlier came back with estimates on a new machine ranging from $105,000 to $109,000.

Councillors seemed satisfied with the price, but were taken aback by the time it would take for delivery — anywhere from 10 months to a year.

Town foreman Murray Holroyd explained the lengthy delivery time is because manufacturing the machines don’t start until they are ordered, which also allows for each machine to be customized.

Mayor Penny Shantz wondered what would happen if the town’s current 26 year old Zamboni machine breakdown in the meantime.

“One proposal stated they would rent out a unit if our current one breaks,” Holroyd noted, adding it would be an additional expense to the town.

“If we were already using their model, it would simply be a loaner unit. But, because we use Zamboni, the cost for the rental would be extra.”

He also said that if council chose that company and the current unit broke, it would be a matter of about three hours to have the rental unit at the arena.

CAO Theresa Fuller did tell council the quotes didn’t include a couple of features that might be ideal to have available, but that it may add another $5,000 to the cost.

As for the quotes about used units, the majority of them are around eight-years-old and ranged $60,000 to $100,000. One of the proposals would have taken Bashaw’s present machine in trade, however, only for about $3,000.

Council referred the subject back to administration to gather more details as well as check with the counties of Camrose, Lacombe and Ponoka regarding the possibility of them providing some funds toward the purchase.


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