In the past few years, there have been numerous changes to the great city of Belleville. Mayor Neil Ellis has taken a proactive approach to building up this city and helping us bridge the gap to get us to that next level. The Mayor has pointed out the all too important fact that we need to invest into the basic needs of our city. Along with correcting the major infrastructure issues, Belleville also needs a diverse community base and an improved quality of life to be able to add to our tax base. There needs to be investment in roads, water services, the industrial park, our downtown and our police services. The Build Belleville site states that Belleville currently owns over 3.5 billion dollars in assets and we need over $400 million in maintenance upgrades. The census remains that we must do something before the interest rates of 2014 rise. The priority needs are as follows: 21 million has been allocated for a new police station, 17 million for our roads, and 15 million for downtown Belleville, 15 million for water and 12 million for wastewater. The province recommends the cities should budget 2-4% of the total value of assets for capital renewal. For Belleville that would equal out to be 7-14 million dollars spent annually for capital renewal.
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