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City Tables 2018 Capital Budget For First Reading

Post Date:11/14/2017 5:30 PM

WHITEHORSE – The City has tabled the proposed Capital Budget for 2018 to 2021.

The 2018 Capital Budget will invest $30 million in critical infrastructure projects that will improve City operations and services for citizens. This is a substantial investment in infrastructure that is needed to deliver key municipal services such as water and waste systems, roads, recreation and fire protection.

“This Capital Budget will invest heavily in the upgrade of our roads, sewers and fleet so that we can reduce the risk of service interruptions caused by failure of assets that have reached the end of their useful service lives. We are working hard to strengthen the quality and reliability of the City of Whitehorse’s infrastructure,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. 

The Capital Budget Public Input Session is on November 27th and second and third reading is scheduled for December 11th, 2017.

Once again the City is working hard to have a Capital Budget in place in the beginning of the new year. This will give local businesses and contractors as much advance notice as possible, so they can anticipate and plan for the City’s upcoming capital projects. We are doing this to maximize economic opportunities for our local business community.

For more information on the 2018 Capital Budget, visit www.whitehorse.ca/budget or see the attached backgrounder for highlights.

 

Backgrounder – 2018 Capital Budget Highlights

Infrastructure investments

  • Downtown reconstruction: over $3.2 million to reconstruct Alexander Street east of Fourth Avenue
  • Roads: $80,000 for Black Street landscaping, $50,000 for sidewalk repair and $30,000 for para ramp infills
  • Fleet upgrade and replacement: over $2.4 million towards replacing aging trucks, graders and loaders
  • Asset management: $100,000 to continue developing an asset management framework to ensure the health of City assets
  • Water and waste: $100,000 for a performance study and closure liability assessment of the landfill
  • Buildings: $60,000 towards the demolition of Fire Hall #1 and $100,000 for major equipment repairs
  • Planning: $100,000 towards the Official Community Plan review
  • Parks and trails projects and upgrades: $375,000 including $65,000 for playground equipment replacement

Consulting with citizens 

  • A Public Input Session is taking place on November 27th, starting at 5:30pm at City Hall as part of the Regular Council Meeting.
  • A Public Input Report will be presented to Council on December 4th, 2017
  • Second and Third Reading scheduled for December 11th, 2017
  • Written comments may be submitted to budgetinput@whitehorse.ca