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Idaho Statesman 8 Aug 2002

Nampa renewal agency OKs $9 million budget

Sandra Forester - Statesman


Nampa Urban Renewal Agency approved a proposed 2003 budget including $9
million in expenditures Wednesday.

A public hearing on the budget will be held at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at City
Hall, 411 3rd St. S.

The agency estimates revenues of $10.6 million for the year.

More than half the budget, about $5.5 million, is earmarked for the
Idaho Center to pay for contracts, leases, operations, a fire pump and
general support.

North Nampa redevelopment projects, including a demolition program, a
study of library services, a neighborhood newsletter and resource guide,
and an abandoned car project, would receive $572,500.

About $562,000 was pegged for paving, utilities, a
comfort station, curb, gutters, entrance and sidewalks at Optimist Park
on Birch Lane.


Transportation and street improvements such as widening and
beautification of Garrity Boulevard, engineering for the Kings Corner
Overpass and expanding Nampa Municipal Airport would receive about $1.8
million.

The agency would pay $75,000 for additional land on which Nampa School
District plans to build an elementary school and $180,000 for
engineering to improve Can-Ada Road around the Boise State University
West Campus.

Nampa Boys and Girls Club´s Club Night program will receive $30,000.

About $300,000 was set aside for economic development or property

acquisition projects that are yet to be determined.


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