LANCASTER — The City Council approved more than $16.4 million in mid-year adjustments to the 2018-19 adopted budget and capital improvement program that includes $50,000 toward a City Hall remodel, $22,500 for an increase in homeless and transient damage, and $50,000 for rehabilitation at JetHawks Stadium.
The City Council last November approved the issuance of up to $16 million in lease revenue bonds for public improvement projects that include a remodel and expansion of City Hall, estimated to cost about $4.5 million, as well as park improvements and city beautification.
“We are in the process of design and remodel of the entire City Hall,” City Manager Jason Caudle said Thursday.
The $22,500 toward the homeless and transient damage covers city staff time to fix things that get broken or damaged.
The city will also invest $166,000 for information technology at the former Lancaster Community Shelter, which will be transformed into the Lancaster Community Shelter.
The city will have to spend about $72,285 to repair vandalism of light poles at the Lancaster National Soccer Center, where vandals stole the copper wiring from the pole.
There is another $97,000 for roundabout artwork at Lancaster Boulevard and 15th Street West, and $56,000 for roundabout artwork at Lancaster Boulevard and 15th Street East.
The artwork will be public art sculpture similar to the work at Avenue L and Challenger Way.
The City Council voted 4-0 to approve the expenditures minus the $56,000 for the roundabout artwork, which was voted on separately. Councilman Angela Underwood Jacobs was absent Tuesday night.
Vice Mayor Marvin Crist recused himself from the vote on the roundabout artwork at 15th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard so the final vote was 3-0.
The more than $16.4 million included an overall increase in expenditures, transfers out, and capital improvement projects totaling more than $4.4 million.
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