Council to discuss capital projects

Published 9:07 pm Monday, January 16, 2012

Suffolk City Council will discuss capital improvements, transportation funding and more during its meetings on Wednesday.

The regular session begins at 7 p.m. in City Council chambers, 441 Market St. The work session begins at 4 p.m.

The discussions on the capital improvements plan and transportation funding, as well as a compensation and classification study update, are scheduled for the work session.


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The capital improvements plan, a 10-year document outlining the capital improvements the city expects to need during the next decade and how it expects to pay for them, includes more than $705 million worth of projects.

The first year, which will be lifted from the approved version and incorporated into the budget proposal, features about $52.7 million in projects, including extending city water to Holland and converting the old Robertson Elementary School in Whaleyville into a community center.

During the regular session, City Council will consider a conditional use permit request for 136 S. Main St. The former Main Street Jazz Restaurant now holds an embroidery and screen printing business on the first floor. Owner Jennifer Groves hopes to turn the second floor into a special-events venue.

A rezoning request for Ricky’s Custom Carts on Holland Road also is on the agenda.

At the beginning of the meeting, the National Night Out committee will show the video from the event in August and present City Council with the fifth-place award for communities nationwide with populations between 50,000 and 100,000.