WINNIPEG – Homeowners in one Winnipeg neighbourhood are on pins and needles after being hit with massive bills because of work being done across the street.
They live on Templeton in Old Kildonan – across from the new Amber Gates neighbourhood.
Developers are doing road work and adding services, and they say a city by-law means they have a right to recoup some costs.
Mayor Brian Bowman says he’s hopeful they can figure something out, that doesn’t involve the homeowners having to pay.
“It’s going to a community committee next week, and I really hope they can address the concerns of the residents. Those numbers are incredibly high. What I’m told is that they’re not bills, they were proposals. Sticker shock is still there, so I can appreciate what the residents are saying.”
Bowman reiterates that he hopes for some kind of solution at committee next week.
While joining The Shadoe Davis Show this morning, Bowman also expressed delight at the recent census data.
“We’re outpacing the national average. The big vision that I came to City Hall with was that of a growing city. We’re preparing the city for a million people strong. It quantifies that we’ve got some great, positive momentum in Winnipeg.”
Winnipeg proper broke 700,000 people in the 2016 census.