Capital Plan Approved-Road Rehab Trimmed
Prince George, B.C. – There were some minor changes, but the capital plan for the City of Prince George has been approved as amended.
The big change this year, has the City opting to spend $5 million dollars on road rehabilitation, and the $2 million that had topped up that fund from the Community Works revenue, will be used for sidewalks and parks improvement.
Councillor Garth Frizzell had wanted to restore some dollars to the road rehab fund either by adding1% to the road rehab levy, or by cutting one million dollars from the projects earmarked for development. His council colleagues didn’t support that suggestion, although Mayor Lyn Hall expressed a great deal of discomfort with the decision “I think the maintaining ( roads) number is $7 million dollars”. Mayor Hall says he could support the 5 million and two million split because it was only for one year.
The capital plan also includes the replacement of the Four Seasons Pool and Fire Hall Number 1. Councillor Albert Koehler doesn’t support the Fire Hall number one project and was the lone dissenter in approving the capital plan.
One addition to the funded list on the capital plan is the entrance to the library. The new entrance has an estimated cost of $2.7 million dollars. Staff will come back to Council with suggestions on the source of funding, and the impact on debt servicing for future years.