Martinson addresses use of funds during Coffee House program

  MONONA – Mayor Lynn “Marty” Martinson talked about use of funds generated through the sale of the Garden View Senior Living facility as well as other city debt during the monthly Coffee House program at the Murphy Helwig Library last Tuesday.

  He said $909,732 had been left after the city paid off remaining debt associated with the sale and that the city had been able to use that money for several projects that it would not have otherwise been able to afford, including knocking down the former Interstate Power building and setting money aside for future maintenance of the city's water tower. He said the funds also helped the city replace a boiler at had gone bad at the Monona Family Aquatic Center and allowed it to build restrooms at Gateway Park and renovate the campground.

  One of the biggest benefits, he said, was the ability to purchase security cameras for both Gateway and City Parks, something that he said has already helped the Police Department catch vandals in the act.

 

For more of this story, see the July 9 Outlook.