Linked Header

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Council Passes 2014 Capital Budget

Common council has voted to pass the 2014 capital budget in a relatively narrow 6-3 vote.

The city will pony up an additional $67,000 toward the proposed study on the Partridge Island breakwater and is asking the province to match that funding. Other items include improvements to the Harbour Passage, the Trade and Convention Center, Loyalist Plaza, and $10.7 million  for roads, sidewalks, and curbs compared to $10.5 million last year.

Councillor Susan Fullerton voted against the budget, saying while there were positive elements to it, she was concerned about a number of things on a fiscal responsibility level.

The total budget is $25 million plus the $67,000 for the Partridge Island study. Half of that is city money, and the other half comes from other sources.