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Proposed budget includes new equipment

City holds second budget workshop

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – In order to try and include water and sewer work into the downtown streetscape project, Dixon’s water department will meet with engineering firms this week to put together an engineering agreement.

That agreement could be placed on file Feb. 3, during the next regular Dixon City Council meeting.

The city held its second budget workshop Tuesday night at the city hall, where it reviewed the water department’s budget and received presentations from three city organizations.

The water department is requesting new equipment, including: two new SUVs, to replace a vehicle from 1998 and a vehicle from 2006; a new pick up truck, to replace a vehicle from 2002; a new back hoe to replace one from 2000; among other items.

The total cost of the new equipment is $132,000, said Rusty Cox, the city’s superintendent of the water department.

The water department’s budget also included work for the Palmyra Street water main lining project and painting work on two city wells.

The City Council also received presentations from representatives of the Municipal Band, The Next picture Show and the Airport Board about how those organizations use the funds provided by the city.

The city will hold a third budget workshop Feb. 11 at the city hall.

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