Business View Magazine | December 2019

375 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE DECEMBER 2019 QUINTE WEST , ONTAR IO perspective, Harrison reports, “We’ve done a number of upgrades to our infrastructure, going back to a major bridge on Hwy #2 that was built in 2010. We also started building a 375-slip marina that year, which finished in 2016, and officially opened in 2017. It’s a great asset to the city. We’ve also built a new fire hall – Station One – right downtown. The previous one was built in the 1980s but the footings were sinking. Because of that, and the new requirements, and expanded territory (increase in housing, etc.) within our own municipality, we needed a new fire hall desperately. “We’re in the process now of building a new police station. When we amalgamated, what was Trenton Police went to Quinte West Police, and then changed in 2003/04 to OPP (Ontario Provincial Police). When the building was constructed in 1985, we had 28 officers and that was the maximum it was built for. We now have close to 80 working out of the same facility, so we’re building a new one of around 22,000 square feet. It will be a fantastic facility when completed for our first responders. And the OPP will be relocating their Highway Traffic Unit with eight officers. They will be patrolling a section of Highway 401 from the western boundary of Quinte West to the eastern exit of Bellville at Hwy 37.” The city is consistently making improvements to water and wastewater systems throughout Bayside, Trenton, and Frankford. They’ve added lines to feed Bayside from Trenton and Trenton from Bayside, and have a consulting firm examining the water and wastewater systems out of Frankford, due to a large amount of development around that village. Also in progress is a new wastewater line in Trenton that will come from the treatment plant on the east side of the river, across the river, and on the west side at Fraser Park. The Mayor admits, “We’ve been working on that since 2009 and it’s a big project. The sad part is that we went in 2012 and 2013 to get all our approvals for the