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City Manager Jay Ash’s $9.4 million capital improvement plan for fiscal 2014 will be the focus of a City Council subcommittee of the whole meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in the council’s conference room at City Hall. The plan would fund 34 projects, ranging from acquisition of computer servers to resurfacing more than a dozen streets. The fiscal 2014 plan is part of an overall five-year capital plan submitted by Ash last month. Under the city charter, Ash is required to file an updated five-year plan annually. Nearly $3.8 million in reserves, $900,000 in state roadway funding, $2.4 million in mostly state grants, and $2.3 million in water and sewer loans will pay for the projects. “This plan really reflects the City Council’s desire to get deeper into neighborhoods to make street and sidewalk improvements,” Ash said in a statement, adding that the city’s ability to carry out the program was a reflection of its careful financial planning.

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