When Morton said the city hadn’t decided on a location and was considering several options, Callahan said it was like buying “a saddle without a horse.”
Brock reiterated the city’s plans to move forward on the project once a location has been secured.
Mayor Keith Funk said the $6,300 investment, or 0.042% of the estimated cost, was “marginal risk” for such an expensive project and “an easy pill to swallow.”
Morton said site selection will be based on how long it takes trucks to reach major roads during snowfalls; how easily the public is to find and large enough to meet families when they visit cemetery grounds; and flat land with pre-existing natural drainage as opposed to land that requires significant leveling during construction.
In an earlier meeting, Morton said he would like the project to be completed by 2025.
Kacey Waggaman, deputy city manager, said the city could issue bond anticipation notes or short-term notes that would be enough to buy the land, and then the city could consider long-term notes for the construction.
POTENTIAL SITES FOR PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING
SOURCE: City of Monroe