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City names top projects to complete
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McMinnville officials are moving forward with capital improvement plans that will be funded with local option sales tax money recovered from the county. A meeting to determine which projects will be done in fiscal year 2013-14 ended with several items making the list, including Park Theatre.Also making the list were pool resurfacing, upgrades to Riverfront Park and Sallys Alley, two new fire engines, fire equipment truck, fire extrication equipment, geothermal fluid coolers, a backhoe, and upgrades to parking lots.The list was generated by Finance Committee chairman Ken Smith using the city’s current capital improvement plan.Park Theatre restoration is estimated to cost $2 million, with financing by 20-year bonds. The remainder of the projects are estimated at $2.3 million and will be paid for using capital outlay notes or Tennessee Municipal League funding.