Belleville city council can expect a staff report on the proposed new police station at a meeting in April.
Tonight CEO Rick Kester told councillors the work for a concept design and other issues is “on track.”
Kester says discussions have been underway with the Belleville Police Service to determine the requirements for the building.
He says it’s difficult for the architect to know how to estimate the size of the building until the space requirements are clear.
The city has not yet determined which of two city sites will be the home of the new police headquarters.
A major construction project on Belleville’s Sidney Street this year.
City council has awarded the contract to H and H Construction for water main replacement and extension on Sidney Street, from College Street to Maple drive.
H and H was the lowest bidder at $2.2 million.
A new fire hall is in the works for Belleville’s Thurlow ward.
City council has approved the recommendation by staff of the lowest bid of $447,000 from local company Taskforce Engineering.
Two other local companies, Strong Brothers and Jeffrey G. Wallans Construction, tendered.
City council had set aside $500,000 for the project.
The new fire hall will be built on Hoskin Road.
Belleville city council has agreed to allow residents of the Anchorage condominium at the harbourfront to use the city’s parking lots while building’s garage reconstruction is taking place.
The anchorage residents will use the Meyers Pier and Chruch street lots as well as one downtown for the six-month period of construction.
In return, the city will receive a $6,000 payment.
Belleville has decided to give financial donations to two upcoming events in the city this spring and summer.
Last night council heard that the Women’s Under-19 World Football Championship is expected to have a $3.8 million impact on Ontario with a resulting financial impact on the city of Belleville as teams from 16 countries attend.
Council decided to donate $25,000 to the event which begins May 3 at the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre.
Organizers say the event will cot about $700,000; local businesses have donated about $375,000 so far.
Also councillors heard a presentation from Colonel Colin Keiver , Commanding Officer of CFB Trenton, on the Air Show at the base in June.
City Council referred aa request for a donation of $20,000 for that event to the budget deliberations in April.