It's quite expensive to replace those ubiquitous orange cones on the city's streets.
Some of the cones will get damaged, or succumb to wear and tear, while others will be lost, vandalized or stolen.
For 2014, it's expected it will cost close to $125,000 to replace them.
"There is wear ad tear for the cones used throughout the city," says executive committee member and Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough mayor Jim Beis. "There are some that are possibly stolen from the different job sites...there are some that are damaged — and for that reason, we have to ensure that we have enough cones in place for security purposes, in order to delineate the work sites when our crews are on the roads."
Beis adds they've taken a few steps to cut costs.
"What we've done in terms of the wear and tear, is we've changed, slightly, the technical requirements for these cones to make them quite a bit more durable," he says. "What we've also done is we've enlarged the city logo on these cones so that anyone who has any ideas of taking them and using them for whatever reason would think twice, simply because they'd be clearly identified as city property."
The city agreed to buy 7500 of the cones last year, and are looking to buy another 6500 of them in the coming months.