District of Vanderhoof municipal office. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

5-year capital plan for Vanderhoof under discussion

Costliest item on the capital plan this year is related to water distribution

Budget deliberations are underway in Vanderhoof, with a five-year capital plan adopted for discussion.

READ MORE: Vanderhoof road projects of the year stalled due to price hike

Two projects to be done on 2nd Avenue Road and Victoria W, Burrard, Lampitt were moved to 2021 due to a price hike by the contractor.

Other than that, here are the capital projects and their cost being discussed for 2020.

Road Capital

  1. Stewart Street – curb, gutter, sidewalk replacement from Burrard to Bute – $115,000
  2. Concrete Sidewalks – Douglas Street corner let downs – $20,000
  3. Concrete Sidewalks – Highway 16 improvements from Burrard to Nechako – $217,000
  4. LED street lighting – Stewart and Burrard – $40,000

Asphalt Paving

  1. Hospital Road to Northside – $792,785

Seal Coating

  1. Riverside – Bird Sanctuary to Playground – $14,000

Sanitary Sewer

  1. Septage Receiving Station – $400,000
  2. Trenchless or Spot Repair Sewer Main Issues – $50,000

Water Distribution

  1. 2nd street from Pine Street to Fraser Avenue – $1,080,000
  2. 3rd street from Fraser Avenue to Clark Ave – $1,232,000

Storm Drainage

  1. Recreation Overpass with permits and assessment plan – $50,000


  1. Riverside Park Washhouse – $115,000
  2. Two new fleet trucks – $70,136
  3. Zero Turn Mower – $12,000
  4. Riverside Paved Boardwalk – $200,000


  1. Paint upgrade exterior of Emergency Exit – $51,000
  2. Lighting upgrade – $55,000

Public Works

  1. Snowblower attachment – $176,000
  2. Paint sprayer – $15,000
  3. Trackless Sidewalk Machine – $176,000
  4. Two new fleet trucks – $35,068
  5. New dump truck – $325,000


  1. Fire Hall backup generator – $50,000

Other Capital

  1. Fire department tender truck – $40,000

Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express


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