At a council meeting on April 27th, Lacombe City council passed a resolution to approve the award of the construction contract of Fairview Cemetery to Tar-ific Construction Limited as recommended for the amount of $409,995.
“The Fairview Cemetery expansion project reflects council’s commitment to provide ongoing cemetery services for citizens in the City of Lacombe and Lacombe County,” said City of Lacombe Mayor Steve Christie.
Phase 1A of the expansion project will complete approximately half of the north parcel of the cemetery land — including roadways and walkways — and will provide a four to six year supply of interment options – 135 in-ground; 67 columbaria and 44 Field of Honor spaces.
“Construction on Phase 1A will start in August and is expected to take 10 weeks,” said Community Services Director Brenda Vaughan. “This phase will provide the necessary infrastructure. Final expansion of the cemetery grounds will only require survey and grave ribbon construction.”
The east section of the cemetery land is not required at this time and will be seeded to grass. Phase 1B of the project will be developed when need for cemetery plots exceeds this new supply.
Once complete, the full Phase 1 of the Lacombe Fairview Cemetery expansion will provide at total of 1,208 in-ground burial and 664 columbaria options.