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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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