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Council approves 5-year capital plan for City projects

The City approves a 5-year capital plan that will see funding go towards projects, such as the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The plan was created for the purpose of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Gas Tax Fund Program that requires municipalities to submit a list of projects that need funding. Mayor Gerald Aalbers says there is money left over from the program that is used by the Saskatchewan government to help build cities.

“They’re wanting to ensure that it’s simply not being dumped into a fund and saying next year we’re thinking about this. They’re actually wanting to know that we’re doing some capital planning.”

The City has a list of projects that they want to see get completed totaling $348,163,724 over the next five years from 2018 to 2022. Capital projects include, North/South Corridor, Colonial Park/Southridge Storm Improvements, North East Area Structure Development and Waterline Construction from the Wastewater Treatment Plant to the West-End Reservoir.

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The project that is on the top of the list is the Wastewater Treatment Plant that Aalbers says is still waiting for funding.

“At this point, we’re still in negotiations with both provincial governments and hopefully soon with the federal government to move forward on that project.”

The 5-year plan is updated annually by the City.

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