SCUGOG: The income collected from Greenbank Airport’s fill site has been allocated to a variety of projects by Scugog council.
At council chambers on Jan. 27, Township staff reported that fill site revenues equal $268,764, with an additional $210,000 estimated from future income, for a total of $478,764, less expenses.
"There are a lot of things I would like to do, and thankfully we have a short term opportunity from the fill revenue fund to knock off some work we could otherwise not accomplish," said Scugog Mayor Chuck Mercier. "There are things that need to be done, but we do not have $4 Million, so let’s do what we can now and not have these projects be left for the budget of coming years."
The influx of additional revenue from the fill project at Greenbank Airport led to several additions to the 2014 municipal budget, including $75,000 to the replacement of Port Perry’s streetlights with more efficient LED bulbs, $50,000 for sidewalk repairs, $100,00 for the pre-engineering of Crandell St. repairs, and a $37,500 donation to the Port Perry Hospital Fund.
An additional $100,000 will be set aside as an environmental and legal reserve, leaving an estimated total of $116,264 in the fill revenue account.