Tuesday, June 18, 2013

St. George Budget includes capital improvements

Armed with anticipated increases in revenues over the next 12 months, the St. George City Council approved Thursday a $183 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year that starts July 1. The overall budget was increased $3 million, accommodating late-requested projects such a drainage project in the Entrada area and funding to help repair some of the hillside scarring on the Black Hill next to the large “D” maintained by Dixie State University.

The budget also outlines a series of other major capital projects, including $1.5 million for the first phase of a regional drainage project in the Fields area, a $500,000 increase for street pavement management, $3.4 million for two separate road projects on 3000 East, $2.2 million for improvements on Indian Hills Drive, $1 million for a water storage tank above the St. George Industrial Park and $860,000 for road widening and other improvements on Little Valley Road. Another $11.5 million is being set aside to fund a new bridge going over the Virgin River at Mall Drive. The Spectrum