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Price previews 'wish list'


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By RICHARD SHAW
Sun Advocate publisher

If Price city gets to do the projects they would like to in the next year, and if they can find funding for those projects, maybe they will get done.

Well at least some of them anyway.

Nick Tatton, the city's community director, presented a "wish list" to the council during their regular meeting on Oct. 12, but it was just that; things the city would like to do in terms of capital improvements. The list emanated from the city's Capital Plan Development Committee. The list includes projects which are of pure necessity (like the money for bond payments) while others are not. The general fund, loans, grants or a combination of the later two could provide the funding. Tatton spelled out where the money could be brought from to bear on the needs.

Class C road money from the state could be used for some equipment purchases ($107,000) and some local street improvements ($300,000).

The Price general fund could be used in the maintenance of the canal fence ($20,000), the evaluation and purchase of a city fuel storage and dispensing system ($350,000), to purchase new police vehicles ($78,000), and replacement of other vehicles in the fleet ($55,000). Also slated for the general fund is possibly a new mower for the parks ($23,000) work on the Cliffview Cemetery entrance ($25,000) and property acquisition for a new water tank. Some of these purchases could also be supplemented by the awarding of Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) funds. There is alos money in the list for repainting the old BLM warehouse and other buildings that the city now owns. This cost was estimated to be $300,000.

The development of infrastructure around the new property deemed set aside for the USU Eastern energy development center also needs to be examined as well. That $500,000 to S$1.1 million could come from the redevelopment agency and the CIB.

Based on the list the water fund would pay for a number of bond responsibilities. Those payments include $600,000 for the water transmission line and tank that is currently under obligation ($600,000), some CIB bond payments ($175,000) and other various obligations at a total of about $114,000.

Water infrastructure and equipment request could include a new 10 wheel dump truck for the department ($120,000) and some water line replacements ($20,000),

The sewer fund would be used for in-house sewer line replacements ($10,000), Bond payments from the sewer fund would include $96,000 in regular bond payments and $87,000 in bond payments on stimulus funds.

The city also needs to do some repairs to the Civic Auditorium. That cost would be around $25,000 and could come from the general fund as well as at least some money from the Carbon County Restaurant Tax fund.

The council will now have to pick and choose based on funding what capital projects need to move forward in the next year. Obviously, without some outside sources of money not all of these needs can be addressed.

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