City looks to landscaping, construction in two subdivisions

By Jessica Dempsey

April 25, 2018 1:53 PM

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Two subdivisions that were developed by the City of Lloydminster are going to receive some landscaping and trail construction in park spaces.
Information was brought forward to the Governance and Priorities Committee on Monday which showed the project will involve landscaping of the municipal reserves and the roundabouts in Parkview Estates 602 and Colonial Park East 2.
“We are using money that has been procured through the development process from land sales to pay for that. We need to ensure we are not putting good money in an area that’s going to be damaged by future development,” said Mayor Gerald Aalbers.
There will also be the construction of asphalt walking trails, planting of trees and shrubs, installation of park entrance gates, control gates, and perimeter wood bollards.
The project was supposed to be finished last year, and Aalbers explained because of the economy it got pushed to this year.
A total of $903,000 was approved for the project in the 2018 budget.
The goal is to enhance curb appeal in the area and potentially enhance the value of the properties in the neighbourhood.
“If you look at the first area in Parkview, it’s a no brainier to finish off that area and put the path in because the bulk of that area is developed,” said Coun. Michael Diachuk.
Diachuk added it’s a part of the city’s responsibility to finish off these areas because the homeowners have come to expect it.

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