City administrators are working on plans to shore up citywide deficiencies highlighted by the costly dune washout. They've cobbled together a list of water and sewer lines and sidewalk projects they’d like to tackle in the next five years, estimated to total about $10 million.
“Right now, these are all pipe dreams,” City Manager Pat McGinnis said. “They are not funded yet.”
A special task force formed in April evaluated the list of projects. They then generated a blueprint for the work that needs to be done.
What remains unclear is exactly how the city would finance the utility work. City officials are looking at a variety of options — from grants to asking for voter approval of a bond issue — but nothing has been formalized.
“This whole report is based on if the money would be approved by the public,” McGinnis said.
If voters did support a bond proposal next year, McGinnis said work could begin in 2015.
The task force presented its report to City Council earlier this week. Some council members expressed concerns about it.
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