Lancaster planning commission fields requests for $66 million in capital projects, including $60 million for school complex

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTERThe Lancaster planning commission on Thursday, February 17, heard from department heads regarding $66 million in capital improvements over the next five years. The commission will rank the projects for fiscal year 2022-2023 and hold a public hearing on March 17.

County administrator Don Gill had good news to share about the current capital improvement budget, telling the commission that the county’s two new building officials, Brett Dawson and Jim Cantor, were able to computerize and optimize the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system at the courthouse, getting at least a few more years out of it.

“We’ll probably move it out to 2027 or 2028,” saving the $528,000 originally planned for its replacement this year, said Gill.

There are currently $12,678,104 in capital requests for fiscal year 2023. Lieutenant Jeffery Haywood presented $104,614 in Sheriff’s Office requests including….

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