Watertown’s plan for major projects and purchases includes funding for the school building projects, improvements to parks, upgrades of fire stations and street and sidewalk repairs.
The proposed Fiscal Year 2021-25 Capital Improvement Plan was released this week, and discussions of the projects begin this coming week.
One of the largest expenditures on the five-year spending plan is $295 million on the rebuilding and renovation of Watertown’s three elementary schools and Watertown High School.
Numerous parks have improvement projects in the plan. The most significant is the $3 million renovation of the Victory Field Track and Courts. In addition, there is $950,00 of improvements to Casey Park, $900,000 for lights and scoreboard upgrades at Filippello Park, and $900,000 for court and lights improvements at Moxley Field.
The Capital Improvement Plan also includes $2.5 million for street and sidewalk repairs, plus an additional $1.5 million for repairs of connector roads and longer streets.
Among the proposed that do not yet have a funding source are the renovation/reuse of the former Police Station and the North Branch Library.
The Town Council’s Budget and Fiscal Oversight Committee will be discussing the Capital Improvement Plan at a meeting on Monday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room at Town Hall, 149 Main St.
See the entire Fiscal Year 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Plan by clicking here.