MLA Report (19 April 2010)
Capital Spending in the Martensville Constituency
I was so pleased last month that your Saskatchewan Party government announced much-needed school capital projects in this fast-growing constituency. A new middle-years school will be going ahead in Warman. Since doors won’t be open in that school for a couple of years yet, in the meantime, we will be adding four more portable classrooms in Warman – two at the elementary school and two more at the high school.
Two portable classrooms will also be going to Martensville – one to Valley Manor and one to Venture Heights elementary schools.
It has been a refreshing sight to see money for needed capital projects once again start flowing into this constituency. Despite this being one of the fastest growing areas of the province, the NDP spent 16 years neglecting the needs of this constituency. This has put us behind and has forced us to play catch-up. It was therefore somewhat amusing to watch the NDP and their supporters try to take credit for our school announcements!
Take a look at what has happened right here in our own constituency since November 2007:
- Construction of new Warman Middle Years School announced – a $20 million project over the next couple of years
- $2.1 million for 12 portable classrooms
- $3.3 million for a new municipal water infrastructure system in Hepburn (something the NDP denied Hepburn for a decade)
- $1.6 million for various municipal infrastructure projects across the constituency
- $489,600 for construction of Martensville’s new aquatic centre
- $658,279 for recreational and parks projects in Warman, Martensville and Dalmeny
- $1.7 million under the Municipal Economic Enhancement Program (MEEP) in total to communities in this constituency, given to each municipality to spend on infrastructure projects of their own choosing
- High speed internet access to Hepburn, and faster wireless speeds for Warman, Martensville, and Dalmeny
- Twinning of Highway 11 between Warman and Rosthern
- Repaving of Highway 12 between Hepburn and the Petrofka Bridge
- Announcement of rebuilding of Highway 305 between Warman and Martensville (set to commence within the next few years)
- Extra municipal revenue sharing amounted to extra hundreds of thousands of dollars for municipalities right here in this constituency
- Lower property taxes for all homeowners, achieved through a higher share of education funding at the provincial level
Past MLA Reports