Roundabout Funding Woes For Plymouth

Roundabout Funding Woes For Plymouth

The Plymouth City Council awarded a construction contract for the Highway 49 traffic circle project and took a look at the City's water rates at its meeting last night.   The Council awarded the construction contract for the long-proposed roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and Highway 49, but the low bidder came in several hundred thousand dollars over the projects 3.2 million dollar budget.   So the City will need to trim back some of the project's features, such as landscaping, or shake loose additional funding.   Construction is scheduled to run over the summer.    The Council also heard a report on a draft water rate study that showed the city's future water rates will very greatly depending on how much development occurs in the city.  If growth is modest, with five or ten houses per year, rates will need to increase around 2% a year for the next five years.  However, if the Zinfandel Ridge subdivision builds the 30 houses a year that is their goal, water rates in the city will actuality decrease by up to 16% in a couple of years.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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