York County Supervisory Board reflects on capital improvement plans
YORK COUNTY – The York County Supervisory Board (BOS) met on Tuesday evening, December 7, for the monthly business meeting in the York Hall Boardroom, 301 Main Street.
The main item on the agenda was a presentation from County Administrator Neil Morgan as he reviewed the development of the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for fiscal years 2022 to 2028.
Morgan noted before going into his slideshow presentation that York County is coming out of a year where all CIP projects were on a cautious freeze due to the pandemic-triggered recession. This is why several of the projects he referred to had already been brought to the attention of the BOH in the past months.
Morgan proposed that the county use $ 11 million of the $ 13.3 million it received from the congressional stimulus package, known as the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), for CIP programs in the County and York County School Division (YCSD).
Morgan and his team recommended that the majority of ARPA funds be directed to major projects over the next two years, such as installing dark fiber connections for all buildings in the county.
Morgan also recommended $ 2 million apiece for major construction projects such as the new law enforcement center to be built from Goodwin Neck Road and a renovation of the aging Riverwalk Landing restaurant on Water Street.
York County Fire and Life Safety will also receive part of the funding for the purchase of new fire trucks and ambulances.
$ 3 million of ARPA funds would be used to modernize sports facilities at several YCSD schools, including Bruton High School baseball and football fields, Grafton School Complex gymnasium floors, and Queens Lake Middle School, among other projects.
For more information on proposed and ongoing CIP projects and updates as they get started, visit the York County website.
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