The City of Revelstoke is strategically prepared to apply for funding both in the short term as well as long term.
The recently endorsed City of Revelstoke 2014 Financial Plan eliminated borrowing for general infrastructure projects. However, there are projects currently approved in the budget that are in the design phase and could be brought forward if the City was able to leverage the New Building Canada Plan funds.
Short term projects include the pedestrian improvements to Nichol Road and Arrow Heights, the sewer lift station on Front Street and Wales and intersection improvements to Fourth Street, Townley Street and Victoria Road as well as the Mutas and Victoria Road Intersection. Longer term opportunities will be identified by Council during the strategic planning sessions scheduled for March and will build on existing water, sewer and transportation plans.
Mike Thomas, Director of Engineering and Development Services commented that “The federal funding program being offered is a ten year plan, it is important that the City is prepared to be strategic and ensure the best opportunities for the community are on the table”.
In 2014 the City will reconsider opportunities that may be initiated through the infrastructure funding in preparation of the 2015 projects. Depending on the application criteria established, the five year capital plan may be revised to ensure that the City’s funding opportunities best match the community’s greatest infrastructure needs.
Mayor David Raven, in commenting on the possible funding stated, “The planning work within the City allows us to capitalize on opportunities such as the New Building Canada Plan in a strategic and efficient way. We look forward to working with the Federal and Provincial governments as these opportunities under the new The New Building Canada Fund are developed”.
Long term projects being considered include the subsequent phases of district water metering including leak detection and water loss management and design and construction of the Illecillewaet Bridge.
For more information, please contact:
Mayor David Raven, (250) 837-2911
Mike Thomas, Director of Engineering and Development Services (250) 837-3637