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Financial Facts and Comments by City of Quesnel Finance Chair Councillor Sushil Thapar

Financial Facts and Comments

by

City of Quesnel Finance Chair

Councillor Sushil Thapar

Released on October 27, 2011

1.  Over budget - Library demolition by $11,909.00
     Over budget - Wood waste drop off by $15,463.00
     Over budget  - Well #10 construction $439,789.00 (city has to mitigate those risks as water is essential).
     Over budget - Bike underpass $75,000.00 Dragon Lake hill 1 Million dollar project.
     Over budget - Newman Road project by $66,106.00.  Newman Road developer did not pay a dime for development cost charges to the city. Gook Country Estates sued the city as the developer. That cost city of Quesnel tax payers over $667,000.00.
     Over Budget - St. Laurent Revitalization originally budgeted for $890,000.00 with provision of $375,000.00 grant from Town of Tomorrow, Design $75,000.00 was already paid.  It was supposed to be done in house locally to save money and help our economy. The Grant of $375,000.00 did not show up. Instead council, rather than wait for a different program, decided to go ahead all out of city pocket and then approved over 1 Million dollars.  Now same project increased by $485,000.00. So we have to ask if this is under budget!!!.
 
TRY VISITING RODDIS DRIVE BY THE CARIBOO FIELDS. THIS ROAD HAS 526 BROKEN SECTIONS, GRASS GROWING IN BETWEEN SECTIONS AND IT RIDES LIKE A GOAT TRAIL.  No mayor or councillor lives on that street but - it is in the city.

Celebrating St. Laurent Avenue's Re-Opening: A Photo Montage

(All photos copyright Quesnel Cariboo Sentinel. Feel free to use them.)

Quesnel Businessman Bruce Broughton MCed the Re-opening ceremonies.

 

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