CORNWALL, Ontario – The harsh 2014 winter continues to wreak havoc with city finances, and bean counters have been forced to shelve a handful of capital projects because there’s no money left in the budget to clean city streets and sidewalks of snow.
Finance manager Maureen Adams told city council Monday night the winter control budget has been completely spent for 2014, but there is still the potential for snow clean-up to take place as winter approaches prior to year end.
As a result, a handful of projects, including the addition of cameras to city buses as well as some road work, has been set aside.
“Those projects will be resubmitted in 2015,” Adams told councillors.
The city is forecasting it will cost about $650,000 to remove snow and ice from streets and sidewalks prior to year end.