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

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

August 29th, 2011 in News

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.

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.