Street work now, less intensive plans for next fiscal year

YORK – As everyone is well aware, in the city of York, there is a lot of construction taking place with the ongoing bond issue projects.

Thanks to all the work that is being done – with seven or eight years’ worth of work being done in just one construction season – less intensive projects are coming up in the near future.

York Public Works Director James Paul presented his proposed budget items to the city council and administration this past week, for the street department.

He said spending next year would likely need to include the continuance of replacing control panels and wiring at downtown intersection devices; continued storm water updates; the replacement of some blocks on the foundation of the salt/sand storage facility; and the rebuilding of a 1994 CAT loader in order to get some more years out of it.

He said a pickup has been scheduled for replacement; he wants to continue replacing shop overhead doors as part of a regular rotation; and he wants to replace floor drains at the shop with ones that won’t corrode.

Another proposed expenditure would be to pay for a mower that could be split with the parks department as well.

“There will be some street projects that will extend into next year,” Paul said, “and that would include some ADA ramps.

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