Castlegar Connects - Foundations for the Future
Frequently Asked questions.
In the fall of 2018, City staff presented asset management plans for the City’s water system, sanitary system, storm system and roads network. The water and sanitary infrastructure are self-funded through utility rates and have no impact on general taxation (i.e. property tax). The storm infrastructure needs are funded through the parcel tax. The road network, city facilities, parks and fleet are maintained and replaced with general taxation and other sources of income like grants. The roads report showed an annual investment of $675,000 is required to maintain and replace the City’s roads long-term. Ongoing cost for the renewal of the city’s facilities is estimated to be $100,000 annually, the City’s fleet $400,000 annually and City Parks $75,000 annually. In total, the City will need $1,250,000 annually to begin to replace these assets. To address this funding shortfall, the City is proposing to create an Infrastructure Investment Levy.
Please read the Castlegar Connects Foundations for the Future FAQ PDF below.