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New Auburn development nears groundbreaking

POSTED: June 9, 2014 11:20 a.m.

A groundbreaking is nearing for the Autry Pines development in Auburn.

City Planner Larry Lucas reported last week that he expects reviews of the construction drawings of the Autry Pines Senior Village to be completed in the next couple of weeks. Groundbreaking on the complex will likely take place this summer, he said at the Auburn City Council meeting.

The 64 unit complex is expected to initially bring in $290,000 to the city through various fees.

"This is a tremendous project for our city," Lucas said.

Also during the meeting, officials approved removing stop signs outside Auburn Elementary School where a deceleration lane will be put in place this summer.

Police Chief Carl Moulder has said that the stop signs on the north and southbound lanes along 6th Street have been impeding traffic during the times students are being picked up and dropped off. The city will begin accepting bids for a deceleration lane on Monday.

The council also approved purchasing a software system for the police department. The final cost for the new system will depend on the number of citations the department writes. Upgrades for the current system would have cost the city $6,000.


Other Notes:

The city is also gearing up for a round of budget workshops. Department heads will begin meeting with the budget team this week and the first workshop will take place in July.

Public Works Director David Hawthorne reported that the city received more than 26 tons of metal, electronics and junk during the Earth Day Clean-up in April.

The police department has installed metal detectors outside its courtroom in preparation for the new gun legislation that goes into effect in July.



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