Capital budget proposal for 2018 is $68.6 million.

News 100 yellowBy Staff

November 2, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A review of the 2018 proposed budgets will begin on Nov. 9 at 11 a.m.

A copy of the proposed 2018 capital budget will be available online at www.burlington.ca/budget by Nov. 6, 2017.

Meetings for the 2018 capital and operating budgets will take place on the following dates:

Budget dates graphic 2017

Members of the public who would like to speak at the Committee of the Whole – Budget meetings as a delegation can register by calling 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 or visiting burlington.ca/delegation.

The deadline to register as a delegation for the Dec. 1 Committee of the Whole capital budget meeting is Nov. 30, 2017 at noon. The deadline to register as a delegation for the Jan. 18 Committee of the Whole operating budget meeting is Jan. 17, 2018 at noon.
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Joan Ford, Director of Finance said that “Seventy eight per cent of the 2018 capital budget is focused on renewing our aging infrastructure in accordance with the Asset Management Plan. The budget also makes key investments to deliver on initiatives in the Strategic Plan.”

Budget book coversThe 2018 Capital Budget is focused on delivering initiatives in the city’s Strategic Plan and meeting the city’s commitment to infrastructure renewal projects identified by Burlington’s Asset Management Plan. Priorities for 2018 include road and storm water infrastructure improvements.

The 2018 proposed capital budget is approximately $68.6 million, with a 10-year program of $688 million.

No mention is made in the media release as to what the city is going to do about the financial mess at Burlington Transit.  We will all feel the bite on that one.

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2 comments to Capital budget proposal for 2018 is $68.6 million.

  • Neil

    Well let’s hope (not holding my breath) when repairing/paving/creating new roads they stop putting the manholes in the middle of the lanes! They are just as bad as speed bumps! Harvester, Fairview and New Street terrible! Even in some of the new subdivisions! After a year, they sink and we are spending tax dollar to cement around them. If they were at the sides of road like the sewers, the roads wont be in such disrepair and we won’t have to pay higher costs to replace them every 5 years! Also, more collaboration with the region on roads, time to end the replace the road, only to dig up the road to replace sewage a year later BS!

  • DOUG BROWN

    It is strange that only 8 weeks after receiving a very detailed report on the crisis in Burlington Transit that has been caused by years of underfunding, there is apparantly no significant new funds being directed toward transit.

    It has been the transit users that have felt the real bite from transit under-funding. It would only take a modest re-allocation of the very large roads budget to properly fund transit.

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