The Huntingburg City Council met Thursday night to discuss the approval projects that can be funded from the Huntingburg tax increment financing areas.
There are two areas in the city that generate these funds. One is the overpass project that has been recently announced for the railroad overpass. The other area is with three department projects that require expansion or relocation. These are the police station, the Eleventh Street fire station as well as the relocation of the street department which is located in a flood plain. This action does not mean these projects will happen but it will be up for approval in July.
Huntingburg mayor Denny Spinner says each project will be evaluated based on its potential as well as its associated costs:
The council also discussed a wi-fi agreement with Perry Spencer. This would expand free wireless internet in various parts of the city. The focal point would be in the city park, ranging from League Stadium to parts of the main shelter house, the shelter house just east of the main shelter area and the little league park area and parts just south of the stadium. Spinner says there are still more details in the process:
Spinner says this is a way to enhance the park and a great way to enhance the city and create a more convenient lifestyle for its citizens.