Budget Meeting

The city council is still crunching numbers to balance the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Since their December budget meeting they have further closed the gap from $900,000 to $400,000.

At the most recent workshop the council discussed capital improvement projects for the next five years.

Leaders from the Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments, Naper Settlement, the Riverwalk, and the library pitched both new and non-recurring capital projects they would like to see in the next five years.

“I thought tonight’s CIP meeting went very well, as you might expect for a community moving from growth to maintenance mode,” said Doug Krieger. Our capital needs have decreased significantly for the upcoming year. They represent 50% of where our capital needs were just four short years ago.”

Projects include inspecting the Riverwalk’s bulkhead wall west of Eagle Street, replacing the Carillon’s elevator, reroofing Nichols and Naper Boulevard libraries, maintenance on the fire training tower, treating the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, and rehabilitating the city’s emergency water wells.

City staff will summarize the results from the meeting and present their recommendations for council approval before the end of the fiscal year in April.

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