Council pre-approves $10.5M of capital budget for several projects
Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:33AM EST
Windsor city council unanimously pre-approved $10.5 million of capital budget dollars to a variety of projects.
Windsor has opted to wait on deliberating the full budget until the province makes a decision on its level of funding for municipalities.
Mayor Drew Dilkens says Monday night was really about accelerating as quickly as they could.
“Let’s start the process (Monday) so we can get at least two months ahead of where we would be if we just waited until budget,” says Dilkens.
Council gave the green light to start on a number road rehab projects, an engineering study on a new city greenhouse, fleet replacements and intersection improvements.
Another big item, $2.3 million for drainage engineering studies for privately-owned lands in Sandwich south.
Developer Abdul Habib wants to build 1,000 new homes between seventh and eighth concession and can't move forward without this report.