Wastewater treatment plant tops Paradise Infrastructure priorities

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The Town of Paradise has submitted its priority list for capital works funding to the province and federal government.

Deputy Mayor Elizabeth Laurie told her colleagues last week that the Department of Environment, Climate Change, and Municipalities had issued a call for the latest round of Investing in Canada Municipal Capital Works Funding, and that the applications were due on November 13.

Council’s infrastructure and public works and corporate services committees met with Chief Administrative Officer Lisa Niblock to prepare a priority list of projects to present before council.

Topping the list was a secondary treatment plant at a cost of $18.38 million. Coming in second and third, respectively, were Water and Sewer services for Stephen’s Road and Neary Road at $2.87 million and for Windmill Road and Bayview Heights for $1.15 million. Next was Kenmount Road Upgrading for Phase 1 at $ 2.7 million, and Evergreen Village Upgrade-Phase 2 at $3.2 million. Lastly, was McNamara Bypass Road and Roundabout at Kenmount and McNamara at $1.95 million.

The total amount of funding requested is $30.24 million

“These projects align with our Town’s strategy to continue maintaining and replacing our existing infrastructure as well as investing in appropriate new infrastructure to help keep up with the pace and facilitate future growth in the town,” said Laurie.

Councillor Alan English noted the list “generated considerable debate at the infrastructure and public works meeting.”

He concluded that he was delighted with the inclusion of the four streets for water and sewer.

Meanwhile, councillor Deborah Quilty pointed out that Paradise had requested water and sewer for Stephen’s Road, Neary Road, Windmill Road, and Bayview Heights in times past, and was requesting them once again as the previous request was unsuccessful.

Mark Squibb, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shoreline News