Cape Girardeau's city council reviewed Thursday a capital improvements program that sets goals for the community over the next five years. City staffers have worked for a year to rewrite the program which breaks down proposed projects into three categories --transportation, environment and capital assets-- to address the city's needs, which have changed because of some high-priority projects, such as beginning work on a new wastewater treatment plant, and switching the city's water source from river water to well water. A new police station and city hall may not be feasible because of the cost, according to city engineers, but the city is working on ways to fund those large-scale projects. The city will hold a public hearing February 19th to take input for the program. The council likely will hold a first vote on the plan during its first meeting in March.
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