DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: In November of 2019, councillors approved the capital portion of the municipal budget which included several projects which are slated to begin in 2020. Several projects are multi-year endeavours and targeted at supporting future growth in the area. The city will invest almost 21 million dollars to upgrade roads and related infrastructure. The downtown Lindsay reconstruction and revitalization will continue, with 4.5 million dollars planned for road and streetscape assets. A major focus for council in the years ahead will be the citywide speed-reduction campaign, over the next three years, at a cost of just over 172 thousand dollars. A 100 thousand dollars active-transportation plan, to investigate areas where the community could be more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly, will be developed this year. Plans for a cultural centre will move forward with the cultural centre committee undertaking a 50 thousand dollar feasibility study. They will pave the grass runway at Kawartha Lakes Municipal Airport, at an estimated cost of 100 thousand dollars. Councillors have budgeted over 1 million dollars towards the relocation of the Bobcaygeon Library to the Bobcaygeon Service Centre. With an additional 500 thousand dollars planned for next year. It is expected the redevelopment of Bobcaygeon Beach Park will be completed in 2020.