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Update: Urban County Council Still Deciding How To Spend Surplus Money

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 10/16/2013 12:02 am
Lexington's Urban County Council may decide October 22nd how it would like to spend the remaining $4 million of a $12.4 million budget surplus.

During a special meeting on Tuesday, October 15th, the council recommended the following spending:
  • $600,000 for the Legacy Trail
  • $400,000 for new kitchen floor at the jail
  • $45,000 to renovate bus shelter on Alexandria Drive
In the two weeks leading up to Tuesday's meeting, the council recommended putting $2.5 million in the city's rainy-day fund.

Spending $3.2 million to replace 25 police cruisers and 11 unmarked cars, two fire engines and two emergency medical vehicles, plus $40,000 for new air tanks for the fire department.

The council also recommended spending $250,000 on pre-development work at the old county courthouse, which was closed due to high levels of lead dust.

Other spending proposals include $350,000 for facility HVAC projects, $325,000 for pothole repair, $400,000 for roofing projects, $125,000 to repave part of the road in Jacobson Park, $45,000 for an aquatic climbing wall at Woodland Park and $26,000 for traffic signals at the Reynolds Road roundabout.

Once the council finalizes its list of projects, two readings will be needed for final approval.
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