Trimmed expenses for capital projects

Feb 17 2011 - 12:44pm

Planned expenses for capital projects are being downsized in a newly approved plan.

The city council recently approved the 2012 to 2016 capital improvement plan that outlines what projects the city wants to do. That plan encompasses about $3 million worth of projects, including building a new Public Works shop on already-owned land.

However, City Manager Gary Uresk said that in 2012 the city is only allocated $350,000 for projects. The bulk of that is for yet-to-be identified street projects, park improvements and purchasing some police cars.

"That isn't a whole lot of funding," Uresk said. "The economy is rough right now, so there isn't a while lot being expended in capital projects."

Normally, the city would spend $600,000 to $700,000 a fiscal year on capital projects.

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