By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The City Council has approved a fiscal year 2016 capital bond request for $10.7 million to be used for a variety of infrastructure needs throughout the city. The bond approval made at the Jan. 25 council meeting will provide funding for the reconstruction of areas on Lincoln Street, West Hill Road, Jefferson Street and Elm Street.
The breakdown of financing includes $6,350,000 for street construction, $650,000 for water meters, $350,000 for sewer construction and $3.35 million for water main construction.
In requesting council approval, Mayor Arthur Vigeant stated: “These investments are the result of numerous collaborative meetings with both department heads as well as City Council members. They were carefully vetted and scrutinized to ensure we are addressing the city’s greatest needs.”
Projects include the reconstruction of Jefferson Street, overlay work on Hosmer Street, and crack sealing and partial pavement of various streets across the city. Water and sewer projects slated for work include water main installation on Hollis Street and Donald Lynch Boulevard, rehabilitating the Sligo tank on Fairmount Hill, replacement of the sewer trunk line on Concord Road, and installing water meters in various areas of the city.