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One-time funds may finance new Ripon facility
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Phase 1 of the City of Ripon Corporation Yard could get a boost from one-time funds.

Some one-time funding sources could go towards Phase 1 of the plans to build a new corporation yard for the City of Ripon.

City Administrator Kevin Werner mentioned that to the Ripon City Council at Thursday’s Strategic Planning Work Session.

He listed the future Public Works Maintenance Facility – included is a 12,500-square-foot building featuring three maintenance bays, office space, locker rooms, and support spaces on the city-owned property at 444 Doak Blvd. – along with Jack Tone Annexation Plan, updating of the City website, rehabilitation of the tennis courts, and deferred maintenance items among his recommendations to elected leaders for the money from the one-time revenue resources at the informal informational meeting held at Stouffer Hall.

Werner indicated that these items and others followed in the same format as the Policy Goals and Implementation Plan, consisting of “Fiscal Responsibility, Economic Development, Community Service, Employee Work Environment, and City Utilities / Facilities.”

He also recommended allocations of these funds to go to the police department for improvements to the shooting range and upgrades for officers to issue electronic citations.

In addition, Werner discussed using some of these funds to go towards leadership training for both City and police department employees.

Council, earlier, heard the review of the 2022-23 Policy Goals and Implementation Plan with the completed actions of the City’s Guiding Principles for the Fiscal Year 2021-22.

Werner said that the goal of City is serve the community as efficiently as possible.

He touched on the AB 1600 Fund along with Enterprise Funds and the Street & Roads Funds, including the opportunities and challenges of one-time improvements coupled with the Council’s approach to continue to fund important infrastructure projects.

Information shared from the workshop could be brought back to future Council meetings for approval.