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Feb 28

2019 City Budget

Posted on February 28, 2019 at 2:18 PM by kevin Knowles

The City has numerous plans on tap to address infrastructure improvements, most of which would not be possible without careful planning and acquisition of grant funding. The Department Heads are to be commended for their continued efforts of obtaining these critical funds to position the City for a stronger future.

  • 23rd St.Water Tower -  exterior coating to be done between April and September 2019. All towers will be part of a regular maintenance schedule as part of the agreement signed in 2018 with Carnation Mall’s Tower exterior coating to be done in 2020.
  • Oyster Water Line: extending water to promote development to the east.
  • Iron Horse Trail: Campus to Prospect (ODNR Grant). Last leg to connect mid-section of trail.
  • Veteran’s Square Restoration: Work to be completed to enhance the square using KAB funds.



  • Approximately $1.7 million directed at improving and repairing streets.
  • Union Avenue Corridor Project: Another $1.5 million in streetscape enhancements. Replacing curbing and sidewalk, and also new street lighting. $1.3 million of this funded by grants. Paving of Union in 2020.
  • Main Street- $312,270 Repaving Florence to Union and ADA ramps.
  • State Street- $816,158 Paving from NB ramp to Freshley. Federal to Belleflower. Sidewalks: Oakhill to Freshley and Western to Fernwood.
  • General Paving Plan: additional $465,000 to residential paving.
  • Seasonal Hours: Increased seasonal street employee hours. 3,750 up from 3200 in 2018.
  • Maintenance and repairs: $163,000 budgeted to maintenance and repairs of streets.

Master Capital:


  • Replacement of 2 Police Cruisers.
  • Replacement of outdated detective vehicle.
  • Firefighter turnout gear.
  • AFG Equipment Grant (50K)
  • AFG Equipment Grant (45K- diesel exhaust.
  • Station 1 roof replacement. Grant
  • Station 3 restoration project- Grant