Public Works wants bigger chunk of city budget for sidewalks, street material

Sean Rogers of Twehous Excavating uses a tamping machine to pack the chat over a new water main on Monroe Street. The Jefferson City Public Works Department is requesting nearly $1 million in increased funding for 2012.

Sean Rogers of Twehous Excavating uses a tamping machine to pack the chat over a new water main on Monroe Street. The Jefferson City Public Works Department is requesting nearly $1 million in increased funding for 2012. Photo by Julie Smith.

Work on the proposed city budget for 2012 is under way, and one Jefferson City department is seeking a large increase in funding from past years.

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According to the proposed 2012 budget, the streets division of Public Works has requested roughly $3.7 million compared to $2.87 million in 2011 and $2.83 million in 2010. The majority of the increase comes from sidewalk programs and street materials.

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