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York County Board of Supervisors Mulls Over Capital Improvement Projects

The York County Board of Supervisors hear a presentation from the County Administrator on proposed Capital Improvement Projects. (WYDaily File)

YORK COUNTY — The York Count Board of Supervisors (BOS) met on Tuesday night, Dec. 7 for the monthly work session in the York Hall board room, 301 Main Street.

The main item on the agenda was a presentation from County Administrator Neil Morgan as he went over Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) development for fiscal years 2022 through 2028.

Morgan noted before going into his slideshow presentation that York County is coming out of a year when all CIP projects were frozen out of caution due to the recession spurred by the pandemic. Therefor several of the projects he referenced had already been brought to the BOH’s attention in months passed.

Morgan proposed that the County use $11 million of the $13.3 million it received from the Congressional stimulus package, known as American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), for CIP programs around the county and in the York County School Division (YCSD).

Morgan and his team recommended ear marking the majority of the ARPA funds for major projects in next two years such as installing dark fiber connections for all county buildings.

Morgan also recommended $2 million a piece for major construction projects such as the new Law Enforcement Center that will be built off of Goodwin Neck Road and a renovation for the aging Riverwalk Landing Restaurant facility on Water Street.

York County Fire and Life Safety would also receive some of the funding for buying new fire trucks and ambulances.

$3 million of the ARPA funds would go towards upgrading athletic facilities at several schools in YCSD including Bruton High School baseball and football fields, gym floors at the Grafton School Complex and Queens Lake Middle School among other projects.

For more information regarding proposed and current CIP projects and updates as they get underway, go to the York County website.

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