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Victoria council to discuss improvement projects, curbside recycling

By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
March 21, 2011 at 6:02 p.m.
Updated March 20, 2011 at 10:21 p.m.


IF YOU GO

WHO: Victoria City Council

WHAT: Capital Improvement Projects workshop

WHEN: 5 p.m., Tuesday

WHERE: Council chambers, 107 W. Juan Linn St.

INFORMATION: For a complete agenda, go to www.victoriatx.org/council/agendas/03222011a.pdf

The Victoria City Council will meet in special session at 5 p.m. Tuesday to conduct a workshop on proposed capital improvement projects for the next five years. Curbside recycling is among the topics to be discussed.

Proposed projects to be discussed include improvements on John Stockbauer Drive, according to information provided by the city.

The two-phased project could potentially cost $8.8 million.

In addition, staff recommended projects include work on Bridge Street, in the Greenbriar Addition, on Conti Lane, Huvar Street and along U.S. Highway 77 North.

The city staff recommends the extension of Airline Road be delayed until 2016.

About 20 other projects have also been previously discussed by the council, according to the agenda packet.

Other projects to be considered include one-time general fund expenditures recommended by the city manager.

These include the following: vehicle extrication equipment for the fire department, public restroom improvements at the library, restroom improvements at Riverside Park, skate-park improvements, new picnic sites at Riverside Park, repair of the Rose Garden fence, Tonkawa Nature Trail improvements and electrical improvements at the Special Events arena in Riverside Park.

Other projects being considered for one-time general fund expenditures include Grover's Bend Road and Fox's Bend Road safety improvements and trails improvements.

Also on the agenda is a discussion of the waste management contract, including curbside recycling and the household hazardous waste proposal.

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