Surplus not a ‘slush fund’ for Richmond building projects: Steves, Greene

Richmond News

Several councillors opposed using money from the city’s surplus as a “slush fund” to partially pay for a new lawnbowling club in Minoru Park.

While Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie called a financial item at Tuesday’s council meeting to update the city’s books an “administrative” task, Couns. Michael Wolfe, Kelly Greene, Carol Day and Harold Steves argued against using $1.21 million from the city’s surplus for a capital project.

hanges to the five-year capital plan, that was originally approved in March, needed to be adopted by council to reflect different projects that have been approved by council and other changes to the plan.

Both Steves and Greene argued the surplus is not a “slush fund” for buildings. …

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