Penticton holding open house on infrastructure deficit

On Nov. 26, from noon to 3 p.m., the City of Penticton has an open house at the Trade and Convention Centre to talk about infrastructure.

Penticton’s looming infrastructure deficit is one of the biggest challenges the city is facing, and will form an important part of the 2017 budget discussions and beyond.

On Nov. 26, from noon to 3 p.m., there is an open house at the Trade and Convention Centre to inform the public about the investments needed and funding options as the city seeks to educate the public about the challenge and gather input while planning a way forward.

Penticton, like many other communities, is dealing with aging infrastructure and the cost to fix or replace water, sewer, electrical, roads, parks and buildings in coming years is estimated to be as high as $175 million.

Read more: $175 million infrastructure deficit not a crisis says Penticton CAO

“Moving forward, there will be some difficult decisions to make about City services and facilities. It is important that all citizens understand the issues, share ideas, get involved in key decisions and support the final plan,” according to a city press release.

City staff will be on hand to answer questions and Mitch Moroziuk, acting CAO and general manager of infrastructure is giving a presentation at 12:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m.

A copy of the presentation materials is available at shapeyourcitypenticton.ca or http://www.shapeyourcitypenticton.ca/our-infrastructure-challenge/documents/4585/download

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