Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Childers to Recommend Funds Reprogramming/to Council Today

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Childers to Recommend Funds Reprogramming/to Council Today

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Reprogramming $7.9 million in general revenue sharing funds, including allocating $6.5 million for the first year of a proposed three-year, $34 million street resurfacing program will be recommended today to the Oklahoma City Council by City Manager Terry Childers.

Childers also made the recommendations Monday to the council finance committee. But action on the recommendation will not take place until April 21 at the earliest, when council has scheduled a public hearing on the matter.

The $7.9 million in revenue sharing funds lies in projects which either have been completed or are inactive, according to the city manager's report.

The general revenue sharing program has been abolished by Congress. Cities are being required to appropriate such funds to active projects before Oct. 1, 1987, or risk losing the revenue sharing funds.

Laura Rundell, director of the Oklahoma City Office of Management and Budget, said the city is trying to move the funds into active projects prior to completing the city budget for fiscal year 1987-88. The city's fiscal year ends June 30.

Childers proposed reprogramming the funds as follows:

- $6.5 million for the first year of the street resurfacing program.

- $175,000 for police vehicle replacement.

- $130,000 for the community appearance program.

- $100,000 for the Anderson Road project (SE 89th St. to SE 104th St.).

- $70,000 for replacement of glass panels at the Myriad Convention Center.

- $30,000 for asbestos removal at the H.B. Foster Center.

- $28,640 for a fire dispatch computer.

- $850,000 in contingency funds.

Childers identified seven inactive projects with financial commitments. Six of the projects have alternate sources of funds. Utility relocation for the proposed West Bypass has $1. …

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