More than $11 million earmarked for WC in 2021 budget

WEST CARLETON – More than $11 million of the City of Ottawa’s draft 2021 budget is earmarked for infrastructure spending in West Carleton.

“The City of Ottawa’s draft budget for 2021 was tabled at last week’s city council meeting,” Coun. Eli El-Chantiry released in a statement today (Nov. 10). “It invests in services while keeping us moving forward in the face of COVID-19.”

The budget limits the municipal property tax increase to 3 per cent, which amounts to an extra $115 for average urban homeowners and $88 for average rural homeowners.

Here is what’s earmarked for Ward 5:

  • $2.3 million to construct 43 drainage culverts
  • $2 million to upgrade the Carp wastewater pumping station
  • $1.6 million to repave Thomas A. Dolan Parkway between Dunrobin and Sixth Line Roads
  • $640,000 to design 21 drainage culverts
  • $515,000 to renew the Old Second Line Road bridge north of Murphy Side Road
  • $360,000 to upgrade Grainger Park Road near Upper Dwyer Hill Road
  • $185,000 to renew the bridge over Woodkilton Road north of Kinburn Side Road
  • $150,000 to treat the surface of Acorn Cres. between Allbirch Road and Resthaven Ave.
  • $1.3 million to improve the intersection at March Road near Maxwell Bridge Road
  • $650,000 to renew facilities, including:
  • $175,000 to replace play structures and equipment at the Egbert Reitsma Parkette
  • $160,000 to replace play equipment at Greenbriar Park
  • $65,000 to replace the rink scoreboard at W. Erskine Johnston Arena
  • $100,000 to be used at the discretion of the Councillor to enhance recreation or park facilities
  • $700,000 to preserve pavement on:
    • Canon Smith Drive between Willola Beach Road and Timber Lane
    • David Manchester Road between Northshire Drive and Richardson Side Road
    • John Shaw Road between Rabbit Path and Kinburn Side Road
    • Spruce Ridge Road between Pine Brook Lane and McGee Side Road
    • Terry Fox Drive between Richardson Side and Old Second Line Roads
  • $135,000 to build sidewalks on:
    • Fitzroy Street between Harbour Street and Old Ship Road
    • Harbour Street between Nicholson Street and Crossland Drive

“The proposed budget will be considered by the city’s various committees in the coming weeks, then adopted by council on Dec. 9,” El-Chantiry said.

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