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May 16, 2014

Officials increase sidewalk spending

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Werner fought longer and harder for his request to increase funding for sidewalks, and eventually convinced a majority of commissioners to triple the amount budgeted fom 2013. Commissioners agreed to budget $100,000 for sidewalk repairs and replacement and $200,000 for new sidewalks.

City Engineer Tim Lodge said that work will be done this summer and city officials likely will target areas along main corridors, around schools, and where footpaths already are present. The money should add about 1.25 miles of new sidewalk to the city this year.

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