Officials seek $7 million for improvement projects

March 07, 1994|By Liz Atwood | Liz Atwood,Sun Staff Writer

Annapolis department heads are seeking nearly $7 million for projects that include re-bricking Main Street, repaying Anne Arundel County for a sewer treatment plant on Edgewood Road and replacing 60-year-old pipes at another treatment plant.

The City Council Finance Committee has scheduled a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the City Council chambers on the proposed capital budget.

The Main Street project, from Green Street to Church Circle, is expected to cost about $4.9 million and would include burying overhead utility lines and reconstructing the brick pavement and sidewalks.

City officials have included $2.37 million in their budget for the project and are asking the state to contribute $2.5 million. The plan has been endorsed by Anne Arundel's senate delegation.

The city's share of the Edgewood Road plant is $1.37 million. It must pay $1.09 million to replace the aging pipes at the other treatment plant.

Missing from the budget are funds to pay for a proposed conference center.

The finance committee will hold another meeting Thursday night to discuss whether or not to include that money in the budget.

A committee charged with developing plans for the $25 million conference center wants $1.5 million for design and engineering -- $1 million from the state and $250,000 each from Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.

Other projects in the fiscal 1995 capital budget request include:

* $97,000 toward the $329,000 it will cost to replace all of the city's 726 parking meters by the end of the decade.

* $20,000 of $239,000 needed to build mini-parks in several locations throughout the city.

* $50,000 to design new city government offices.

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