Humboldt, nearby communities getting infrastructure funding

EAST CENTRAL — The province has approved eight projects worth around $844,000. The projects include paving of Saskatchewan Avenue and 101st Street, as well as an outdoor skating rink/multi-use facility.

Other projects include wider turnouts on Highway 5 near the Uniplex, a stormwater study, water main replacements, Uniplex boiler upgrades and irrigation improvements at Glenn Hall Park.

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“This is great news,” said Rob Muench, Humboldt’s mayor. “It will be nice to see these projects move forward as soon as they can, allowing us to inject some of that money back into the economy while improving our infrastructure and facilities.”

The money is coming from the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program, which is aimed to simulate the economy in the face of the pandemic.

Humboldt is not the only local community to benefit from the program.

The RM of St. Peter will see $55,000 to buy a new fire tanker and $56,000 to expand the door at the fire hall.

Muenster will get $34,000 for a new fire tanker, $11,000 for town signage, $7,000 for a drainage assessment, $5,000 for sidewalks, $2,200 for cultural banner hardware, and $2,700 for a seasonal lighting display.

Middle Lake will get $35,000 for street repaving.

Watson is getting $100,000 for road improvements

The RM of Humboldt will get $52,000 worth of funding for a grader and $83,000 for a low bed trailer.

The RM of LeRoy is getting $72,000 for bridge replacement.

The RM of Wolverine is getting $69,000 towards a new shop.

Annaheim will see $4,600 for culverts at Doepker Avenue and Elm Street and $26,000 for hydrants and shut off valves.

St. Gregor is getting $6,400 for a mower and $7,500 for street upgrades.

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