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Posted on: January 5, 2017

1 Percent Commission Receives Status Update on Infrastructure Projects

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The Municipal Special Sales Tax Commission, also known as the 1 Percent Commission, held its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to discuss updates on infrastructure projects funded by the program. During the meeting, commission members approved funding two new projects and finalizing a Master Plan, which would serve as a blueprint infrastructure improvement for the next several years. (A master plan draft was created in 2015.) The two new projects received funding approval during the meeting: • Lynch Creek Drainage Improvements -- The commission agreed to use $680,450 in 1 Percent Sales Tax funds to help pay for the $2.5 million construction project. The money would be reimbursed to the City by FEMA. • McDowell Road Bridge --The bridge is in critical need of repair and received a 7 out of 100 rating following an Office of State Aid Road Construction inspection. Commissioners agreed to spend $2 million to repair the bridge as part of its Year 2 projects. The City and Program Manager will prepare a Request for Proposals (RFP) to choose a design consultant. A final selection would require City Council approval before work can began.
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