LEWISTON — The City Council on Tuesday approved two items related to the new elementary school project.
David Jones, Lewiston Public Works director, said the entrance will create a slip lane for motorists turning onto the new drive.
The streams, some which run underground, are too small for fishing or any water activity. Many people didn’t know they existed, said Jeff Larimer, chief architect on the project.
While some of the wetland runs through the middle of the property and off East Avenue, with the buffer there is plenty of land to build the new school, new fields, a pedestrian path, playgrounds and parking, Larimer said.
According to the City Council memo, the creation of a buffer to each side of these streams will prohibit “any significant construction or disturbance.”
Public mum during first budget hearing
LEWISTON — The City Council held the first of two scheduled public hearings on the proposed fiscal 2017-18 budget Tuesday. No one from the public spoke.
During its annual budget deliberations, the City Council conducts two public hearings. The final one is scheduled May 2, prior to the final vote to adopt the budget.
The proposed municipal budget stands at $45.2 million. The entire proposal can be viewed on the city website.
The City Council continued its budget discussions during a workshop Tuesday, tackling the Planning and Code Enforcement departments, as well as general government, including city buildings.
The department-by-department discussions will continue Thursday on social services, tax-increment financing districts and the city’s Community Development Block Grant budget.
Proposed fiscal 2017-18 figures:
|General property tax||$33,697,998|
|Anticipated municipal revenues||$11,583,887|