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Saturday May 17th, 2014

Posted at 10:00am

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Flower baskets line a bridge in LaSalle as seen on Google Streetview

The City of Windsor is looking to spruce up several bridges with flowers.

In a report set to go to Council on Tuesday, administration is recommending that the city spend $35,000 to purchase and maintain approximately 150 baskets on several bridges across the city.

Those bridges include Ouellette near Jackson Park, Howard Avenue over the Grand Marais Drain, Dougall over the Grand Marais Drain, University over the rail cut, and several others within the city.

The funding is coming out of an approved $250,000 that council set aside earlier this year to clean up sidewalk and medians from winter storms and to beautify parks. So far of that money, they have spent $120,000 on winter clean up.

In addition, as part of his ward funds, Councillor Drew Dilkens is allocating money for 60 hanging baskets along Norfolk Avenue.

An additional $85,000 is planted to improve medians in the city, such as South Cameron as you enter Howard, and the medians on Giles.

The city will also spend $10,000 to advertise the adopt a park program.

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