At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, Town Manager Austin Faison shared on three topics that were raised at the last Council meeting on Jan. 7 by Finance Committee Member Karin Chavis.
Faison shared a spreadsheet for the 2020 Summary Revenue/Expense Report as it concerned Winthrop’s Ferry Enterprise. The report was from July 1, 2019, until June 30, 2020. Revenue came in just over $130,500, while expenditure totaled $275,100. This put the ending balance at $405,600.
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-Public Safety Building Feasibility Study
Members of the Winthrop Fire Department and the Winthrop Police Department have been working with architectural firm Kaestle Boos Associates, Inc. to plan and design a public safety facility. Due to the size of the project, prospective locations in Winthrop are few. There are two potential sites currently being explored and architects are working on drafting a feasibility report. Both sites would require a minimum of $50 million to develop, which would come out of the community’s debt exclusion fund.
A public safety building is a facility that houses all the emergency services within a town, including police, fire and emergency dispatch services.
-HS/MS bonded money
Winthrop’s Chief Financial Officer Anna Freedman is currently drafting an announcement on the $1.5 million in school funding leftover from the middle/high school project. She hopes to have it ready to present to the Council at its next meeting on Feb. 4.
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