City approves five-year capital plan

By Jessica Dempsey

March 28, 2018 11:55 AM

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City council has approved a five-year capital plan as part of the Saskatchewan Federal Gas Tax Fund agreement.
The five-year plans are submitted annually to the Saskatchewan government, and the list compiled includes potential capital projects that total $348,163,724.
“They are wanting to ensure that it’s simply not being dumped into a fund and saying ‘oh next year we are thinking about this.’ They are actually wanting to know that we are doing some capital planning, and that’s exactly what that plan was,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
The list is just a plan which showcases the projected capital needs of the city for the next five years.
Major projects on the list include the wastewater treatment plant, North/South corridor, Colonial Park/Southridge storm improvements, waterline construction and the North East area structure development.
“Our team has been continuously working on plans moving forward, but it’s continuously updated annually,” said Aalbers.
The wastewater treatment plant is, of course, the highest priority.
“At this point, we are still in negotiations with both provincial governments and hopefully soon the federal government (will) move forward with that project,” said Aalbers.

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