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Medford council to consider $5 million in capital projects

Posted by Matt Byrne  January 10, 2012 10:10 AM

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The Medford City Council may vote to approve more than $5 million in capital improvement funding at its meeting tonight.

The five proposals before the council would spend $3.3 million on school technology upgrades; $860,000 to refurbish Hormel Stadium; $500,000 to repair sidewalks; $300,000 to repair the fire alarm system; and $250,000 to explore designing a new police station.

The council will first meet at 5:30 p.m. in room 207 of Medford City Hall to discuss the spending, before a wider meeting in the City Council chambers.

The school technology upgrades are more than $1 million more than previously announced, when Mayor Michael McGlynn said the city would seek to spend $2 million on laptops, boosted connectivity, and other new equipment for students and teachers.

The majority of costs to renovate Hormel Stadium,  which include a turf playing surface, are supported by a $500,000 state grant, awarded in November. The remaining $360,000 would be paid for by the city.

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