After a line by line review of the city’s 5 year Capital Improvement Plan, the Menominee Planning Commission recommended the plan to the City Council. The Commission recommended no changes to the figures as presented. Commission member Bob Krysiak did recommend adding funding for tree replacement, noting there were many trees in the tree lawns that will be needing replacement.
Some of the items on the capital improvement list for the coming budget year include a new backup generator for the municipal complex, two police vehicles, refurbishing the hydraulics on the fire department’s ladder truck, a new plow truck funds for reconstruction of 13th Street from 34th to 38th Avenue, and $1.6 million dollars to upgrade the filtration system at the water plant.
The list also includes $50,000 each year for the next five years to do on-site property inspections, with 20 percent of the properties to be done each year. City Manager Tony Graff says the state will allow the city to correct mistakes in the property records used for tax assessing by doing the inspections, rather than doing a more expensive reassessment.
The city’s finance committee will take another look at the Capital Improvement list at their meeting on Thursday.