The city of Belleville is getting ready to consider its capital budget for 2018.
As presented by Director of Finance Brian Cousins, the draft budget sits at $26.3 million, covering a long list of items, including bridges, infastructure, and vehicles.
Ninety-one of these are new projects.
The city receives gas tax money from two sources, $3.1 million from the federal government and nearly $700,000 from the province.
The city has received $2 million in casino revenue so far, and the year’s not yet over.
Sixty-five percent of that goes toward infrastructure.
The bridge projects include $2.5 million for the pedestrian bridge, and $1.4 million for the Latta Bridge. There is also money in the draft budget for design work for the Upper Bridge and the Sagonaska Bridge.
City council will be taking a close look at upgrading some parks facilities, during the deliberations.
The draft budget is proposing $500,000 for new washroom facilities at West Zwick’s Park. It would be a new building, designed for expansion in the future.
There is money included for rehabilitation of Victoria Park, for some of the damage it suffered during the summer flooding event, also some dock work at Meyers Pier.
The staff proposed budget, before city council, also includes proposed design work for three parks in the city, Field of Abilities, Stanley Park playground, and Freestone Point. There is also $60,000 for Boyd Park.
Also on the table is money for construction work at 31 Wallbridge Crescent, to accommodate city staff including those being moved to make way for the city’s new police station.
The two-day capital budget deliberations begin Tuesday, November 28.