Auburn’s Director of Capital Projects Christina Selvek presented a proposal to the City Council Thursday night for $2,345,000 worth of capital projects for the fiscal years 2022-26.
If approved, they’ll be paid for through a bond issue. $800,000 is for the annual road improvement program. Much of the remainder would go to replace aging vehicles, including two ten-wheel dump trucks with plows, new fleet vehicles for the Code Enforcement Office, a one-ton pickup, and an excavator and a backhoe for the Water and Sewer Departments. Don’t look for those vehicles to arrive any time soon. Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason says the supply chain issues that have affected the global economy are hitting the city hard.
The council also heard more departmental budget requests at Thursday’s meeting.
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