A cost-shared project between the provincial government and the Town of Old Perlican was announced today (June 9) that will see some $200,000 in roadwork done in the town.
The province will foot 90 per cent of the total cost, while Old Perlican will pay 10 per cent, the standard cost share agreement for a town of a population less than 3,000. Old Perlican has some 660, as per the 2011 census.
Coun. Clifford Morgan confirmed for The Compass that the council has a meeting on the approved funding this afternoon.
This is the most recent funding announcement by the provincial government for infrastructure. Officials have confirmed some $200 million has been allotted for a three-year program for municipal infrastructure projects, including other road upgrade projects in Finance Minister Charlene Johnson’s district of Trinity-Bay de Verde.
Upgrades previously announced include a section of the Heart’s Content Barrens, a kilometre near New Melbourne, two km near Perry’s Cove, 1.7 km on Perry’s Cove Road and one km in Bay de Verde had been announced in March. There was also a 2.5 km section of the New Harbour Barrens announced earlier this year.
The Compass will provide updates from the meeting when details become available.