Van Buren Moves Ahead with Capital Improvements

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The Van Buren City Council took its first step toward enacting a $10 million capital improvement package Monday night (July 16), authorizing Mayor Bob Freeman to proceed with new fire and police stations.

Freeman was authorized to award the contract to Architecture Plus Inc. who will design and oversee the projects that together represent approximately $6 million of the total improvement package.

Freeman told The City Wire on the night of the special election that “the remainder of 2012 would consist of arranging professional services” to move forward all the various projects.

Monday night’s approval is one of the first major steps, but the actual revenues will not start rolling in until January 2013. Click here to read the full story from our partners at TheCityWire.com.