A fix will be coming for the residents of 15th Street South, where earlier in the spring parts of the road surface failed and left large potholes behind. Council approved the $100,000 emergency funding to come out of the General Operating Fund Accumulated Surplus.
The portion of 15th Street S in question lay between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue.
City staff determined that the bed under the road is made mostly of clay which became saturated with water over the extremely wet spring and caused the road to fail. The repair for the road was quoted at $100,000.
City staff said the quote is from a local contractor that usually does roadwork for the city.
The Accumulated Surplus fund has a current balance of $4.37 million, and the city’s target balance is $2.5 million.
“Therefore the recommendation is that this come out of the Accumulated Surplus,” said Mayor Wayne Stetski. “We’ll still have a very healthy surplus.”
The fund is available in the event of significant infrastructure emergency expenditures brought on by unforeseen events.
The repair will consist of the road surface.