City Manager News

Office of the City Manager - April 11, 2014

The city will hold a series of nine meetings at locations throughout Winston-Salem starting April 16 to discuss the city’s capital needs and the potential to address some of its needs through a bond referendum this fall.

Meetings will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at these locations:

  • April 16: Carl Russell Sr. Rec. Center, 3521 Carver School Road
  • April 22: Sedge Garden Rec. Center, 401 Robbins Road
  • April 23: Miller Park Rec. Center, 400 Leisure Lane
  • April 24: Winston Lake Golf Course Clubhouse, 3535 Winston Lake Road
  • April 28: Polo Road Rec. Center, 1850 Polo Road
  • April 29: Hanes Hosiery Comm. Center, 501 Reynolds Blvd.
  • April 30: Georgia Taylor Rec. Center, 1471 W. Clemmonsville Road
  • May 1: Wm. Roscoe Anderson Jr. Rec. Center, 2450 Reynolds Park Road
  • May 7: Meadowlark Elem. School, 401 Meadowlark Dr.

The city currently has $709.2 million in unfunded capital needs, including buildings, parks, infrastructure and equipment. The City Council recently reviewed the list and proposed that the city move forward with $175 million worth of projects.

The proposed list includes 11 transportation projects that would cost $60.65 million, eight public safety projects that would cost $31 million, 19 recreation projects that would cost $30.85 million, three economic development projects that would cost $25 million, two housing development programs that would cost $10 million, and $17.5 million to improve and update the Benton Convention Center.

Each meeting will include a video overview of the city’s capital needs and information tables displaying details about the proposed projects. City staff will be available to answer questions.

A complete list of projects and the meeting schedule is posted online at CityofWS.org/2014bonds.

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