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Council april 15

On Monday (April 15th) afternoon, the City of Merritt’s 2019 municipal budget discussions continued at City Hall around a long list of potential capital projects. While the decisions made yesterday are not in any way final until the budget is officially adopted, the council did make some preliminary decisions.

Cut from this year’s budget –

  • Airport fuel tanks - $150,000
  • Aquatic Centre landscaping - $9,800
  • Aquatic Centre lighting upgrade - $13,712
  • Central Park Sea Can replacement - $11,200
  • Chevy Bolt - $47,000
  • Fire Department thermal imaging camera - $12,400

Approved for this year’s budget (*subject to change, NOT FINAL)–

  • Aquatic Centre heating system - $80,000
  • Aquatic Centre main pool boilers - $40,000
  • Aquatic Centre pool controls - $81,572
  • Aquatic Centre duct cleaning - $9,900
  • Arena lighting - $46,334
  • Arena roof repair - $40,000
  • Arena sound system - $49,000
  • Christmas decorations - $23,100
  • City Hall IT cables - $15,000
  • City Hall trim repainting - $22,500
  • Civic Centre janitorial equipment - $20,000
  • Civic Centre trim repainting - $10,750
  • Community Policing driver feedback sign - $5,053
  • Fire Department forestry pumps - $15,500
  • Fire Department SCBA apparatus - $242,290
  • Fire Department SCBA cylinders - $56,319
  • Fire Department pumper tender - $400,000*
  • Garbage cans on Quilchena - $18,000
  • GIS mapping project - $48,500
  • Plotter - $15,000
  • Public Works 1 ton pick up - $70,000
  • Public Works chlorine storage building - $160,000
  • Public Works decking for Lions Park Bridge - $7,000
  • Public Works GPS fleet tracking - $7,000
  • Public Works hook truck conversion - $78,375
  • Public Works Central Park playground replacement - $150,000**
  • Public Works Rotary Park playground replacement - $195,000
  • Public Works sea can storage - $8,000
  • Public Works wire feed welder - $7,500
  • Public Works yard power upgrades - $50,000
  • Residential waste carts - $11,000
  • Stain the ‘Welcome to Merritt’ sign - $12,000
  • RRFB crosswalks - $31,947 (3 crossings)

*Merritt Fire Pumper Tender truck will be ordered this year but appear on next years budget. The TNRD is providing a $100,000 grant to offset some of the price.

**Central Park playground replacement may contain a corporate sponsorship.

 

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