During the first day of budget deliberations, Vernon’s City Council supported the $13 million capital budget that will continue the work of renewing roads, pipes and all City-owned infrastructure. The 2017 capital works projects include the continuation of the of the work completed in 2016 on the 30 Street project (30 Avenue to 34 Avenue), and the rehabilitation of Kalamalka Lake Road from 14 Avenue to Vernon’s boundary; this latter project will include a separated multi-use path.
Twenty-one smaller but equally important renewal and reconstruction projects round out the 2017 capital project list.
The impacts of the 1.9 per cent cumulative infrastructure levy, directed entirely and immediately to infrastructure, are increasingly visible throughout Vernon. These include 2016 projects such as Pleasant Valley Road updates, 32 Avenue railway crossing and underground utility improvements, and the ongoing 30 Street upgrades.
As project designs progress, project specific information will be to neighbourhood stakeholders, on the City’s web page and the local media. Project information meetings will be held to consult with the public for the larger capital projects.
Please visit Capital Works for specific information on 2016 and 2017 projects.