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Northumberland outlines nearly $2.8 million in capital expenditures

HEATHSVILLE—As part of the budgeting process, the Northumberland planning commission on Thursday, March 21, took a first look at a $2,790,363 capital improvement plan for the upcoming fiscal year.

The budget discussion, led by John Kost, was a last minute addition to the agenda, with Kost saying there was some urgency to get the plan to the board of supervisors for its May 11 meeting. Heidi Wilkins-Corey, who also served on the capital improvement plan committee, said many of the requests are due to deferred maintenance and obsolescence.

Not all of the capital funding will come from the county coffers as approximately half of the requests would be grant funded or self funded. A $100,000 request for an emergency response vehicle is expected to be funded through insurance billing fees. The sheriff’s office requested $247,720 for annual vehicle replacement and body cameras, although there is a potential of receiving a $75,000 grant to….

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