IMPERIAL — A capital improvement program for the city listing some 35 projects scheduled to take place over the next five years was approved by the City Council on Wednesday.
The approval comes some two months after a draft program was approved by the council. And since then, a number of projects were added and so were the costs, said planning director Jorge Galvan, adding the projects costs about $76 million.
“It’s a huge number, but that is spread over five years,” he said, noting funding will come mostly from the city’s enterprise funds. However, various grant funds and Local Transportation Authority funds will also be in the plan.
Some of the projects listed in the program are large-scale, like the Keystone Water Reclamation Plan, which consists of a water reclamation facility expected to cost about $51 million.
The facility would be located near Keystone and Dogwood roads, said Galvan, who explained that due to funding constraints some of the projects may not necessarily happen within the five-year time frame.
The remaining money in the plan is set to fund about 17 street projects, park construction and park rehabilitation, an expansion to the library and the purchasing of a street sweeper.
Moreover, the plan funds downtown improvements for lighting and new banners and sets aside grant funds for housing programs.
Before the unanimous vote of approval, Galvan noted the plan is a living document, “so it’s going to change from year to year.”
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