The Storm Lake City Council Monday evening reviewed the city’s capital improvement plan for the next five years.
The plan includes 5.8-million dollars in spending for the fiscal year beginning July first. Included are the Seventh and Geneseo sanitary sewer replacement, Memorial Park and Fourth and Oates stormwater improvements, repaving the Michigan Street parking lot, replacement of two police vehicles, and replacement of two fire trucks.
Also included in the plan are funding for sewer rehabs and waterline replacement, upgrades at the Marina, and information technology improvements.
City manager Keri Navratil says 186-thousand dollars is budgeted for resort remodel and refresh at King’s Pointe. She says that will include work on the Regatta Grill and some rooms. Council member Tyson Rice questioned whether that was enough funding… and Navratil said it’s not, but they can’t do all the rooms at once, noting they are still paying off the resort bonds.
Navratil says funding for the plan comes from various sources… including the local option sales tax, grants, franchise fees, and road use tax funds. She says the process starts in the fall with requests made by department heads, which is then reviewed by the finance staff and priorities made. She says the plan is subject to change.