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$7.5m too much to clean parks and cemetery, KSAC councillor

Claudienne Edwards

Saturday, February 01, 2014    

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PEOPLE'S National Party Councillor Kevin Taylor (Duhaney Park division) said the more than $7.5 million spent by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) to clean the May Pen Cemetery and the "whacking and beautifying" of three parks was way too much.

Taylor who was speaking at Thursday's Finance Committee meeting said the ad hoc cleaning of the cemetery seemed to have "gobbled up" 90 per cent of the budget.

He instead recommended that the KSAC establish a parks department to clean and beautify the city's parks and cemetery.

Financial statements up to November 2013 indicated that each of the parks at Chancery Hall, Dallas and Duhaney Park were beautified at a cost of $284,755.25 while the May Pen Cemetery was cleaned at a cost of $6,656,948.32.

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