City of Grand Island Seeks Tax Increase to Improve Infrastructure

The City Council approve a measure to put a one-half cent sales tax measure on the November 8, 2016, ballot to improve the city’s infrastructure.  John Collins, Public Works Director, said the budget for capital improvement projects keeps going down — declining in the last 16 years from $6 million to less than $4 million.

Article – Sara Kirkley; NTV

Video – Russ Batenhorst; NBC Nebraska

The Sycamore underpass a good example of some of the repairs that are needed around the City of Grand Island.  John Collins provided a tour of the Sycamore Underpass and pointed out drainage problems, rebar issues, and side walls are tilting inwards.

Article – Harold Reutter; The Independent

 

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