WINNIPEG – A city hall committee has agreed to spend nearly $3 million dollars so the city can do a better job cutting the grass.
The Community Services Committee has agreed to suggest the city spend $2.8 million dollars to ensure things like boulevards are cut more often.
The final decision on the money will ultimately be made as part of the 2017 budget process.
Right now, mowing is done once every 10 to 14 days, on average, but staff says it should be done every 4 to 5 days during the summer.
A city report says grass maintenance has been stretched lately due to the addition of new neighbourhoods and reduction in crews.
The committee also approved a plan to get rid of fines for kids books returned late to the library. It still needs to be approved by council.
City staff were also supposed to have a report ready on whether bike helmets should be made mandatory for adults, but they’ve asked for a six month extension to do a study.