Tupelo leaders talk capital plan at work session

The Tupelo City Council held a work session on Thursday to talk about the annual capital plan for big projects in the 2020 calendar year.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 10:48 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2019 10:48 PM

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city of tupelo is crunching the numbers and counting their pennies as they put together the annual capital plan. wtva's evan hensley joins us live with what big additions are heading to the all america city.... between the already decided plans and the pending plans that are expected to pass.. the city of tupelo estimate around 10 and half million dollars to be spent towards projects throughout the city... two of the departments that are expected to see a good chunk of that change are the fire department and parks and rec with big projects on the horizon... chief thomas walker - tupelo fire department "with the pending which will come under the bond we are looking into rebuilding station 2 and looking a 70 foot fire truck for station 7." the destruction and rebuilding of station 2 is estimated to be 1 point 5 million dollars... "fire station 2 is our oldest fire station in the city. it was built in 1958 and we have seen it creek over the years we are starting to see some erosion issues with the bank." that and a brand new ladder truck are awaiting for approval for the next capital meeting... "they are saying we need an elevated water stream to help if we have a major fire out that way. that was one of the recommendations to maintain or even help lower the fire rating." parks and rec is also expected to see a key change... with new turd infields already on the way... alex farned - director of parks and recreation "this past season we lost over.. because we had a really rainy past spring we lost over a 150 teams due to rain. these turf infields will provide us to go play literately right after it rains it's all doing to save us some money on maintenance." with an additional 1 point 2 million dollar project potentially coming as well... "also on the drawing table is the bel air center which is in desperate need of doing some inside work." the city is expected to evaluate the pending capital plan in january... they will then begin to see which projects will be taken on throughout the year... reporting live in tupelo eh wtva 9 meanwhile, starkville may be one step closer to raising taxes
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