Proposing a balanced budget for 2014 without a property tax increase, the City of Highland Park will have a number of public works projects which will impact specific neighborhoods next year based on a proposed public work budget presented Monday to the City Council.
With a large portion of the work done on the renovation of the water treatment plant, the public works budget will drop from $33,687,905 last year to $20,464,351 in 2014. The reason for the dip is less there is less work to do on the water treatment plant, according to City Manager David Knapp. It will be completed next year.
Nearly $5.6 million will be spent on roads, sewer and water main replacement or renovation, according to the public works budget. This includes reconstruction of Green Bay Road between Lincoln Avenue West and Roger Williams Avenue.
While the Green Bay Road effort is going on, there will be other improvements in the Ravinia area. The entire Public works budget is available on the City’s website.