Infrastructure Renewal


Three-Year Infrastructure Renewal Program

The Town of Hampstead adopted its Operating and Capital budgets for the 2014 fiscal year to finance local services including Public Works and local roads management, local parks, sports and cultural programs, waste collection and recycling, Public Security, water and sewer system management as well as Urban Planning and public health.

The principal investments planned in the 2014 - 2016 capital expenditures program reflect our desire to continually upgrade our infrastructure to increase operational efficiency and the continual development of the Town.

Our top priority for infrastructure renewal is to continue water main rehabilitation. At 26% done, perhaps the best record in the province, we have come a long way in eight years but there are still too many breaks. Our street light network, sidewalks and roads will continue to be improved.

Beautification efforts will focus on Councillors (Gayton) Park this year with a water park area replacing the wading pool, new plantations and decorative lighting at night. There are also park safety upgrades which continue to be prioritized.

Another major expense will be to replace heavy vehicles that cost too much to maintain. As in past years, a constant rejuvenation of our vehicle fleet, heavy equipment and computer hardware / software led to an enhanced efficiency of operations.

In summary, we will continue to focus on our long-term plan to invest in renewing our infrastructure while ensuring that the Town is kept clean, attractive and safe.

 

Triennial Capital Investments

2014

2015

2016

Infrastructures projects

950,000

820,000

770,000

Building improvements & admin.

271,800

95,000

15,000

Vehicle replacement program

652,000

500,000

 

Materials & equipment

56,000

 

 

Parks & playgrounds

175,000

270,00

 

 

2,104,800

1,685,000

785,000