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Council approves $3.6 million in additional spending for 2016 Capital Budget

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Council approves $3.6 million in additional spending for 2016 Capital Budget

Council asked clarification on certain projects, but swiftly approved a $3.6 million net-increase to the 2016 Capital Budget Tuesday evening.

The increase includes $3 million for an extension to the Confederation Way sewage bypass, and $710,000 for the A Frame Road Lift Station repair. There were also cost savings by cancelling almost $50K for a public engagement signage project since funds were found elsewhere, as well as almost $60K from changes to a traffic signal upgrade project.

The sewage bypass extension will see an additional 108 metres of pipe added to the project. The extension was added now to take advantage of construction already occurring in the area. The original cost of the project was pegged at $28 million.

The budget increase will be funded by the Capital Infrastructure Reserve and Offsite Levies.

Council also accepted a report from administration on the 2015 Capital Budget and appointed Shannon Martin, a rural representative, to the Combative Sports Commission.

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