The city Department of Public Works installed new benches, dual trash and recycle receptacles and tree guards this week on Main Street.
Second Ward Common Council Member Evan Menist funded this $50,000 project through ward money allocated to each Council member as part of the federal American Rescue Plan Act funding the city has received. Hanging flower baskets also will be put in place as the weather gets warmer.
“This new infrastructure for Main Street will make a trip to our downtown more pleasant and appealing for residents and visitors alike,” Menist said. “This modest investment will help support our small businesses and make our city a more beautiful, accessible, and walkable place to live. I want to thank our city Planning, Finance, and Public Works Departments for making this project happen, and I look forward to pushing for more investments like these in future budgets!”