Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Timeline of LIP for cast iron water main replacement

By Lisa Goudy

Here is a look at the timeline of how council came about its decision for the plan for cast iron water main replacement.

Feb. 9, 2015 – Council adopted a resolution to authorize the development of a long-term policy on cast iron water main replacement as well as near-term funding options for it.
March 17-31, 2015 – The City of Moose Jaw held cast iron water main replacement program public consultations and presented seven funding options for public input, online during this entire period and in-person on March 17, 18 and 19. The highest percentage of consultation results were 49 per cent for funding using various sources, 43 per cent for using a portion of city reserves and 40 per cent for a local improvement program (LIP).
May 4, 2015 – Council authorized city administration to proceed with the required steps to establish a non-petitionable local improvement program to cover 30 per cent of the cost of water main replacement in the city.

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