Choices ahead for Paxton road work
PAXTON — Street superintendent Randy Swan told the city council that a wish list of streets to be improved and paved this summer would cost $295,000. The city will not spend that much. Instead, the aldermen will rely on Swan's advice to pick the streets that need work the most.
Then $100,000 of motor fuel tax money will be earmarked for the work and at next month's regular meeting Swan will learn what money from the general fund will be allocated for road work.
Last year the council budgeted $59,000 and spent $23,000.
Swan again said it would be advantageous to the city to pass its motor fuel tax fund road work project as soon as possible. He sees the possibility of a better bid from at least the contractor in town working on the major project on Route 9.
The council will do that in May.