This project will include the construction and installation of road pavement, curbs, gutters, storm mains and catch basins, sidewalks, driveways and overall boulevard restoration.
As part of the city’s Community Charter, a local area service project may not move forward if over 50 per cent of the property owners disapprove. They must also hold ownership of over 50 per cent of the assessed value.
This requires time to allow for the submission of petition, but as of Wednesday March 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m., the city only received opposition from 36.5 per cent of property owners – representing 38.5 per cent of the assessed value.
There are 82 property owners affected by this project – with all parcels being assessed at just under $16.7 million.
The city plans to pay for their portion of the project through Fair Share funds, while residents have two methods of payment to choose from; either through one lump sum payment at the end of the project or through their taxes over the next 20 years.
Construction is slated to begin in the spring.