The capital works portion of the 2021 municipal budget totals $2,928,416. The majority of that fund, at about $2.4 million, concerns either improvements to existing roads or buying new equipment to help maintain roads and other infrastructure in the township.
The roadwork portion of the capital works budget alone totals about $2 million, and includes $200,000 for a new sand dome for storing sand for future winter road maintenance. Most of the funding allocation, which totals about $1.4 million, is for gravelling, paving, and road shoulder improvements.
This year’s road work plan for the public works departments includes gravel resurfacing of sections of Concession 10, 9, and 7 in Plantagenet, Concession 2 and 1 in Wendover, and paving work for Jessop Falls Road and Parent Road in Plantagenet, along with improvement work on Pitch Off Road in Plantagenet, along with paving part of the road shoulder of Main Street in Wendover and work on sidewalks in Plantagenet.
The capital works budget also includes $470,000 dedicated to new equipment purchases for the public works department, including a road shoulder works machine valued at $60,000.