Improvements to the Findlay Municipal Building and city parks, waterline replacements, and $1.25 million in street resurfacing are all part of a big proposed capital budget for Findlay this year.
Findlay City Council members met as an informal committee-of-the-whole Thursday to review a proposed $33.9 million capital budget for 2019.
The city is expected to contribute about $5.7 million for capital improvement projects this year, including about $785,993 in projects and cash carried forward from previous years, plus $4.9 million from city income tax revenue.
A majority of the capital money would come from grants, and state and federal dollars earmarked for specific projects.
Last year, the proposed spending plan totaled about $32 million. Final numbers for 2018 are not yet available.
As proposed, Service Director Brian Thomas said, an additional $1.5 million from the city’s general fund will be needed to cover the long list of projects. If not, Thomas said the plan will have to be pared down.
Courier reporter Denise Grant will have more on Friday.