Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 10:35 a.m.
Phase 1 of the 10-year Capital Works Program is rolling
The City of Clarence-Rockland is just about ready to go ahead with the first phase of the 10-Year Capital Works Program, in which members of the community have identified road repairs and storm water drainage as the most important aspects of the program.
Phase one of the 10-Year Capital Works Program deals mostly with road and sewer repairs. This first phase was initially brought to the table at the municipal council meeting of September 6, but was tabled for over a month to allow all council members prepare feedback in respect to the timing of projects and of certain projects themselves that are a part of this draft plan for the first phase. Phase one of the program includes, more specifically, work related to roads, bridges, culverts, water and sewer infrastructure, over a ten-year horizon.
During the review period, members of council agreed on the general objectives of the draft plan. Several recommended modifications including the removal of the portion of Pilon Road from St-Pascal to Henrie, removing the portion of Henrie Road from Champlain to Dulac, and adding a portion to Rollin Road from Maisonneuve to Henrie, and to do so by 2021 and no later than 2028. Council also recommended completing the repairs on Bluejay and Cardinal Streets in 2018-2019 instead of in 2024, as previously planned.
While phase one places an emphasis on roads and water, phase two will include work regarding buildings, fleet and park facilities and libraries. Both phases will be included in the City’s Corporate Asset Management Plan, which deals with growth-related policies and projects that are eligible for supplemental funding from the provincial and federal governments. The second phase of the 10-Year Capital Works Program is expected to be drafted and approved by Council by June 2018.