Media Release - It all starts here, Public Works Week 2019

For Immediate Release

It all starts here, Public Works Week 2019

Lincoln, ON – (May 21, 2019) – Lincoln celebrates and recognizes Public Works Week from May 19-25, 2019. This year’s theme of ‘It all Starts Here’ captures the core foundational services provided by Public Works in our community.

David Graham, Director of Public Works, said “the Town’s Public Works staff maintain our community’s critical infrastructure such as roads, transit, water, sewers, and stormwater management. We deliver services such as road rehabilitation and resurfacing, snow removal, public transit, safe drinking water, traffic calming (crosswalks, speed humps, traffic signs) and project management of our construction projects.  We work together with regional partners, local and provincial agencies, and contractors on delivering these services.”

“Council celebrates Public Works week through demonstrating our commitment to investing in Lincoln,” said Mayor Sandra Easton. “This year’s budget reflects significant investment in projects that build new, or enhance, core infrastructure that are critical to the health and safety of our community”

In this year’s capital budget, Council committed to over $13 million in capital expenditures in the areas of environment and safety, transportation services, social and corporate infrastructure. Funding of these projects comes from many sources such as development charges, reserve funds, long-term borrowing, grants and property taxes. Of the $13 million, only $1.34 million is funded through property taxes. Therefore, a significant investment to our community, with only a small portion directly affecting our taxpayers, demonstrating our commitment to balancing affordability.

“Council remains focused on a number of key issues affecting our community,” said Councillor Tony Brunet, Chair of Community Services and Infrastructure. “Of our 35 capital projects, 17 are directly delivered by our Public Works team to include road improvements, road safety, water and wastewater maintenance. These all demonstrate Public Works’ critical role in making Lincoln a livable community.”

“A community doesn’t function without these important services and infrastructure,” said Michael Kirkopoulos, CAO. “Public Works Week provides an opportunity for us to pause and thank our staff for their high-quality work and skills in making Lincoln a place to grow, a place to prosper, a place to belong.”

To complete the week of celebrations, be sure to join us at our Annual Touch a Truck on Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Details for the event are the Town’s website and Facebook event.

Follow @TownofLincolnON on Facebook and Twitter over the week to learn about Public Works and the services provided to our community.

More information about the Town’s programs and services is available at Lincoln.ca.

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Contact:
Carrie Beatty
Chief Strategic Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Office of the CAO
Town of Lincoln
Cell: 905-401-5707
Office: 905-563-2799 ext. 230
cbeatty@lincoln.ca

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