Sooke district council approved more than $1 million in spending Monday night for roadwork, a new firetruck and the repair of 10 manholes.
Two of the projects were approved under the district’s capital budget. The third is new spending.
The biggest expenditure is for the district’s five-year road program. Councillors approved $700,000 for roadwork which will centre on deteriorating roads and provide regular maintenance. Work is expected to begin immediately.
Sooke Fire Rescue department is also getting a new tender truck. The tender truck, or tank truck, is expected to cost $350,000.
Fire Chief Kenn Mount said the truck will replace an older vehicle, and the fire department hopes to have the vehicle in place by tis summer’s fire season.
Council will also spend $25,000 to repair 10 leaking manholes leaking. Once work on the manholes are complete a study will be conducted on the sewer system.
All three projects will be subject to public tender.