Council cuts back on borrowing plan
JANESVILLE--The Janesville City Council on Monday did what it has not done in recent memory: It took a big chunk out of suggested borrowing.
The council, led by members Matt Kealy and DuWayne Severson, cut $1.72 million from a total $16.97 million proposed for 2012, leaving total borrowing at $15.250 million.
Council members Deb-Dongarra Adams and Jim Farrell concurred with many of the cuts, while Russ Steeber and Liebert mostly voted against them. Council President Kathy Voskuil was absent.
The administration also had pared the note because of favorable project bids, with new garbage carts now costing $2.48 million instead of $3.15 million and a sanitary sewer lining contract now at $1 million rather than $1.175.
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