Funds short, street work may wait in Monroe
Monroe Town Council members have agreed to hold off on street repairs for one more year.
During their monthly meeting Thursday evening, councilors said there are some streets that have serious needs, but the cost to upgrade those streets exceeds what is available in the town’s Capital Improvement Fund. North Meridian Street, for example, needs to be completely rebuilt and funds need to be accumulated to pay for the repairs, the council agreed. “I don’t think there are any streets that couldn’t make it another year,” Councilwoman Deb Geissler stated.
There are small projects that were slated to begin this year, with each being marked off into sections. According to the council, halting those projects will allow for money to be accumulated to repair streets in more serious condition.
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