Greenstone Sidewalks

In May 2018, new Provincial minimum maintenance standards for municipal infrastructure came into effect. The regulation now includes sidewalk maintenance standards and inspection requirements for both summer and winter operations.  In June of 2018 Council was presented with this information as well as an initial report on sidewalk conditions throughout Greenstone.  A decision was made to immediately invest in the repair of the sidewalk located on Hogarth Avenue (E) within the Geraldton Ward as this area is used to access several facilities within a condensed area (i.e. the hospital, the Senior’s housing complexes, the library and the Superior Greenstone Association for Community Living.)  This repair, combined with other sidewalk maintenance in Greenstone, came to a total cost of $184,844.60 for 2018.

Municipal Council was presented with an updated report on deteriorated sidewalks at the June 24, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council in the Caramat Ward.  At the July 8, 2019 Regular Meeting of Council in the Beardmore Ward, Council made the final decision on which sidewalks indicated in the report would be repaired, replaced or removed.  The decisions were based on balancing resources, consistency of service throughout the Wards of Greenstone and the effects to businesses and persons.  Due to the significant amount of aging infrastructure throughout Greenstone, and the costs associated with the repair and maintenance of this infrastructure, Council is faced with many difficult decisions regarding the expenditure of funds.  The 2019 Capital Budget allotted $115,000 for sidewalk repair & replacements within Greenstone and all the approved work is expected to be completed in full for that amount.

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June 25, 2018 Agenda (Memo) 

June 24, 2019 Agenda (Memo)      Minutes 

July 8, 2019 Agenda (Memo)      

Tuesday, September 10, 2019