The City of Quesnel will hold a referendum in 2018 asking residents if the city should borrow money to fund a public works yard.
Mayor Bob Simpson says the city has been discussing plans for a new public works yard since 2002.
The referendum will ask taxpayers if Quesnel should borrow money for the project.
The cost of the project was first estimated around $3-million in 2002 but is now expected to cost $9-million.
The raise in cost is because of inflation and tweaking of the design.
Mayor Simpson says it shouldn’t take over 14 years to decide if a project should be funded.
The referendum will take place during the 2018 municipal election.