Provincial funds mostly all factored in CBRM budget: Clarke
May 22, 2014
SYDNEY, NS - The province has confirmed $725,000 in funding from existing municipal programs, but it will have little impact on CBRM's budget as the funding was already expected and calculated, Mayor Cecil Clarke said today.
Clarke spoke with Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey during budget deliberations on Wednesday and today received confirmation of the funding available. The province confirmed $425,000 for transit, $250,000 for wastewater program planning and $50,000 for recreation planning.
Clarke says the transit funding is actually lower than expected as CBRM had calculated $480,000 in the 2014/15 capital budget.
The $250,000 for wastewater planning will allow CBRM to reallocate gas tax to local roads, but in all, the municipality is only ahead by $195,000 which must be applied to capital costs such as roads, not operating pressures like services.
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