By JULIE E. GREENE
Renovating Public Square, upgrading water and sewer facilities and buying a new police dispatch system are among the capital improvement projects in the city administrator's proposed $73 million budget.
City officials would raise $8,050,000 by issuing general obligation bonds and through other financing in the fiscal year starting July 1 to fund many of the projects, said City Finance Director Al Martin.
Funding for capital improvement projects that aren't related to utilities or other enterprise funds would almost triple under the proposed budget, from $2.2 million to about $6.6 million. The city's enterprise funds include utilities, parking, golf, a planned ice rink, and property management.