It’s report card season for the City of Hamilton’s infrastructure.
The results show a mark of “C”, pretty much across the board, including the state of city roads and bridges, water and wastewater, cemeteries, parks and open spaces and the vehicle fleet.
The high points are public transit and waste management where Manager of Asset Management Sam Sidawi awards a “B” grade.
Sidawi, in a presentation to the city’s public works committee, has estimated that it would cost another 30-to-40 dollars per household each year to achieve stability, meaning to adequately repair and maintain Hamilton’s infrastructure.
As it stands, he says “we are dealing with emergency repairs”.