Council puts focus on operations, police facilities
The citys operations center and a new police and emergency dispatch building rose to the top of the councils list of facility priorities last week.
At the councils Oct. 22 meeting, City Manager Scott Lazenby asked for direction on which of a wide range of capital projects to focus on when considering possible long-term financing plans.
Recent property sales, combined with money left over at the end of the fiscal year, mean the city has about $2.5 million to use, possibly to help solve some longtime facility problems.
Problems include:A cramped and inefficient space used for public works operations A need for new police and 911 dispatch centers A city hall with failing windows, water intrusion and other problems
n Upgrading or rebuilding the South Shore Fire StationExpanding the public library Preserving pavement on city streets Finding a way to offer city services in the Lake Grove area
The council chose to focus on the operations facility and police and 9-1-1 dispatch center. It didnt set a date for coming back to the discussion.
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