New Rochelle will be getting some improvements and new equipment this year.
The City Council approved bond resolutions totaling $1,585,000 to finance projects budgeted for 2013.
The breakdown is as follows:
- Public Works trucks and vehicles, $625,000
- Storm drain and sanitary sewer improvements, $250,000
- Fire engine, $585.000
- Senior citizen passenger van, $53,000
- Security cameras, $72,000
City Manager Charles Strome III said the security cameras will be installed in the downtown area and are part of a larger project in connection with the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District.
All bond resolutions, with the exception of the one for the Public Works vehicles, were approved unanimously.
Councilmen Louis Trangucci, R-District 1, and Albert Tarantino, R-District 2, voted against spending $625,000 for the equipment.
Strome said there were numerous reports of equipment breaking during the recent minor snow fall.
"The more we put off purchasing (capital equipment)," he said, "the more difficult it will be to provide the services to the public."