The Board of Aldermen recently approved a capital improvement plan that calls for funding some big projects in upcoming years, including an addition to the police station, a new fire truck and renovations at West Shore Middle School.
The five-year capital improvement plan is a planning tool, Mayor Ben Blake explained. Not all of the projects outlined in the lengthy document will be undertaken over the next five years. In some cases, the projects are wish-list items that are there in case the city receives grants to pay for them. To qualify for some grants, a project needs to be in the city’s capital improvement plan, Blake said.