Humboldt City Council dealt with important decisions around major infrastructure projects at its regular Monday meeting on June 24.  

First, Humboldt City Council gave three readings and passed a bylaw that would allow for the City to borrow $12 million from RBC Royal Bank for the construction of the new Wastewater Treatment Facility and upgrades to two lift stations.  

Council gave approval previously to up the city’s debt limit in order to cover its portion of the $40.1 million project. Nearly $25 million of that sum has been secured through Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) grants. The City has generated $1.7 million for its share of the funds, leaving it to produce the remaining $13.4 million for its share of the project.  

The treatment facility was deemed necessary to meet Humboldt’s increase demand given its potential for growth. Construction of the project is under way and is expected to be completed by October 2025. 

Council also approved a sole-source engineering contract to Allied Infrastructure for the South Sector Stormwater Concept Update.  

A report presented to Council indicated that potential development on the city’s south side required refinement to stormwater concepts originally determined following the completion of the City-Wide Storm Water Study in 2022. The new study, tagged at approximately $24,000, will consider such new developments and how the storm system would work with improvements.  

Developers of residential or commercial space must consider storm water drainage and dispersal. The new study will provide updated and accurate information to allow for such planning.  

Allied Infrastructure was selected because of its previous involvement with the City-Wide Storm Water Study and the Carl Schenn Project.