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The City of Quinte West regularly applies for grants from programs at the federal, provincial and corporate levels. Grant funding assists in offsetting the cost of infrastructure projects and special events and reduces the burden on taxpayers.

Below are details about ongoing and past projects that have received funding:

 

 Water / Waste Water Upgrades

Description: With funding from the federal/provincial Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cwwf-fepeu-eng.html), the City is undertaking a series of projects to improve municipal infrastructure. The projects include:

Trenton Water Treatment Plant Backwash - A floating decant system (including a decant pump and controls) will be installed in the Trenton Water Treatment Plant's (WTP) backwash waste tanks. This decant system will remove the clear water from the tank and discharge it to the nearby Trent River so that minimum waste is sent to the WWTP. Currently, approximately 6% of the total flow (approx. total flow is 12000 cu.m) to the WWTP is process water, generated from the Trenton WTP. The new decant system would, on average, result in a net reduction of flow to the plant of 400 cubic meters per day and optimization of the City's asset.

Parry Drive Watermain Looping -  The Batawa Development Corporation (BDC) is proceeding with a residential subdivision at the north end of Fraser Drive in Batawa. As part of their development requirements, they are required to extend a water main from the bulk water station to Fraser Drive, along Parry Drive. The extension of this water main gives the City a unique opportunity to partner with the BDC and the developer and loop this water main to Sidney Crescent. The installation of 270 m of 200 mm pvc watermain would provide additional flows for firefighting, improve water quality, address future growth pressures, and provide a backup supply in the event of a break.

New Mixing System for Trenton Wastewater Plant Sludge Storage - In an effort to reduce biosolids production destined for land application, or third party storage, the City will install a Linear Motion Mixer in the Trenton Waster Water Plant Sludge Storage Tank. The current mixing system relies on a set of pumps to remove sludge from the bottom of the tank and discharging it from a pipe at the top of the tank. This mixing system has proven inadequate for both biosolids thickening and plant operations. If biosolids production can be reduced by approximately 50% (as estimated by the equipment supplier), this would result in cost savings of approximately $375,000 per year and optimization of the system.

New hydro feed to the Dundas Street Pumping Station - In order to facilitate future upgrades to the Dundas Street Sewage Pumping Station, replacement of the current hydro system is required. This work will include the installation of a new transformer and underground primary feeder lines, permit future upgrades of the Dundas Street Pumping Station and provide continued reliability in the power supply to the existing station.

Grant Funding: $1,838,594

Overall Budget: $2,790,000

Status: Ongoing

 

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 Canada Day 2017

Description: The City of Quinte West holds an annual Canada Day celebration on July 1st at Centennial Park. Activities typically include: live entertainment, parade, opening ceremonies, ecumenical service, strongman competition, children's games, inflatables, vendors and a fireworks display.

With funding from the federal Canadian Heritage Department, under the Celebrate Canada program (please add link - , the following enhancements will be made to the 2017 event: Scott Firefit Challenge, a unique trolley experience and an expanded fireworks show.

Grant Funding: $4,950

Overall Budget: $17,000

Status: Ongoing

 

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 Centennial Park Tree Planting

Description: With funding from Tree Canada's Tree to Our Nature program (www.treecanada.ca/en/programs/tree-our-nature/), the City of Quinte West will plant 83 new trees this year in Centennial Park. To make Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, this will include the installation of three symbolic trees - a maple (representing Canada), and two Eastern White Pines (representing Ontario and First Nations).

Grant Funding: $5,000

Overall Budget: $44,600

Status: Complete

 

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 Quinte Access Transit

Description: With funding from the federal Public Transit Infrastructure Fund, two new specialized buses will be purchased for Quinte Access. These buses will replace two aging vehicles within the fleet. In addition, funding will support the assessment and design plans for the renovation of the Public Works building at 30 Pelham Street. Construction would include new office space for Quinte Access staff and indoor storage for transit vehicles.

Grant Funding: $169,941

Total Budget: $367,550

Status: Ongoing

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 Quinte West Multi-Cultural Celebration

With funding from the provincial Ontario150 Community Celebration Program, the City of Quinte West will host a Multi-Cultural Celebration from June 30 - July 1. A Multi-Cultural Village will be erected in Centennial Park to pay homage to the following ethnic backgrounds that have contributed to the success and growth of their community - French, Dutch, German, Scottish/Irish/British, Greek/Italian and Aboriginal.  The event will launch on the Friday evening with a Francophone celebration and be a focal point of the Canada Day festivities on the following day.

Grant Funding: $16,734

Total Budget: $33,500

Status: Ongoing

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 Trenton Scottish Irish Festival

The Trenton Scottish Irish Festival (TSIF) is a two-day cultural celebration, to be held September 9-10, 2017, in Centennial Park. The event features a parade showcasing Canada's finest Pipes & Drum Bands/Brass & Reed Bands, Celtic food, vendors, heavy events, workshops, demonstrations, highland dancing, musical performances, Kiwanis Children's Glen and a Celtic Heritage Tent.

With funding from the provincial Celebrate Ontario Program, the following enhancements will be made: improved Children's Glen (featuring storytellers, falconry, costumed characters), expanded heavy events (featuring Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation Women's Heavy Event Championship), increased entertainment, shuttle service and tourism packages.

Grant Funding: $16,500

Total Budget: $112,500

Status: Ongoing

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