Cornwall’s to-do list under review Friday

The Cornwall capital works budget will be the focus of the city's budget meeting on Friday Feb. 6, 2015. The plan is to increase the capital to-do list by 3.55 per cent. (Cornwall Newswatch/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The city’s list of projects, upgrades, replacements and repairs will be focused on Friday by the budget committee.

The plan is to spend just over $8.8 million on infrastructure – nearly $2 million more than in 2014 (a 3.55 per cent increase), after a trend of shortchanging capital in recent years.

Under the proposed plan, about a quarter of it would be funded from the taxes collected ($2.2 million) while another quarter would be financed ($2.6 million).

The federal gas tax will also pay for just over a quarter ($2.6 million) and the remainder would be covered by the Ontario government, the United Counties, the transit gas tax and other sources of funding.

The budget has three pages of projects including paving of streets, traffic signal upgrades, a gas collection system for the landfill, municipal building renos, a deck replacement at the Aquatic Center and equipment upgrades at Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge.

The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at city hall and Cornwall Newswatch will bring you up-to-the-minute coverage on Twitter @cwlnewswatch.

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