Largo capital improvements wish list has big price tag

Across all of the city's departments, there is a list with a price tag of more than $151 million in capital improvement projects that Largo's department heads would like to see executed between 2011 and 2015.

The projects, listed in a report presented to city commissioners Tuesday, range from replacing the city's telephone system at a cost of $850,000, to relocating a fire station at a cost of $3.4 million, to major sewer reconstruction projects that add up to the lion's share of the proposed improvements, priced at $68 million.

The plan isn't a green light for the projects, said office of management and budget manager Amy Davis, but outlines the city's expensive needs over the next five years.

For instance, vehicle replacement for the city's police and fire departments is expected to total nearly $1.8 million between 2011 and 2015.

Converting the city's wastewater treatment facility from a chemical-based system to a more environmentally friendly ultraviolet light-based system is expected to cost $11.1 million over the same period.

The fire station slated for replacement at more than $3 million, Station 39, is being closed to consolidate two stations and provide faster service for Belleair, to which Largo's fire department provides service.

Largo capital improvements wish list has big price tag 04/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 9:49pm]

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