Now, what we are going to do is look at these projects and find one project or more in every ward, so there is some sort of relief, he said. This is a commitment down payment to the citizens that we are serious and do want to address the issues in our community.
Craighead continued by saying that if the sales tax increase passes on a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot, even more work could be done. We would be able to address more issues like roads, paving and sidewalks, he said.
The motion to withdraw $600,000 from the reserve fund was made by Ward 3 Councilor Rob Cesternino. Lets get it done, he said.
Commissioner of Finance Russell Lee instructed the council that in order to move the money out of that fund, it must pass two readings, with the second reading taking place tonight.
Craighead said, if passed, each ward will receive about $125,000 in projects. It would be that $100,000 from the reserve fund, plus some of the $150,000 we originally budgeted for.
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