Northampton mayor reveals 5-year spending plan

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The Mayor of Northampton has revealed his capitol improvement plan for the city. 22News is working for you with an inside look at some of the proposed projects.

Nothing in the plan is final. There will be a public hearing and then a vote.

The mayor’s $13.6 million dollar capitol plan is a snapshot of important city projects. Over the next five years, the mayor wants to pave $3-million dollars worth of roads. The city would also get money from the state.

The plan calls for more money in public safety, for the purchase of new emergency response vehicles and technological upgrades. The plan would also put new roofs on some city schools.

Another major project: The EJ Gare Parking Garage. The mayor says the pay on foot system has outlived its usefulness.

“We’ve done a survey of what the new garage technologies are and we want to replace that system. We want to provide credit card payment, which we don’t currently have in the garage as well as doing credit cards for our street pay and display machines as well,” said Mayor David Narkewicz.

The mayor has also plans to fund the DPW and purchase new equipment and vehicles. Mayor Narkewicz told 22News he supports a building a brand new DPW headquarters, but the project was too expensive to fit into the next five years.

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