Lewiston council approves $151M plan for work, equipment

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LEWISTON — With an agreement on a Capital Improvement Plan, city councilors are shifting their focus to the municipal budget.

Councilors voted Tuesday to approve a $151 million, five-year capital plan to pay for road and building construction, renovations and equipment purchases.

For fiscal year 2012-13, it calls for $2.9 million for roads, vehicles and equipment; $9 million for schools; and $6.3 million for water, sewer and storm-water utilities.

Projects this coming year include an expanded property demolition effort, work at the Lewiston Public Library and updated maps for the city’s Geographic Information System.

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The plan calls for $1.1 million in road paving and $607,000 in road rehabilitation projects.

The plan also calls for significant work on Lewiston schools. It includes a $5.5 million expansion at the McMahon School in 2014, building a $17 million elementary school in 2017 and three phases of expansion at Lewiston Middle School.

staylor@sunjournal.com

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