The Ketchikan City Council will meet in special session Monday to review planned capital improvement projects for the City of Ketchikan and Ketchikan Public Utilities.
Capital improvement projects from 2012 through 2018 include the Whitman Lake hydroelectric dam project, improvements to the water treatment plant, repaving streets, bridge repairs, stormwater, water and wastewater improvements; equipment purchases and demolition of derelict buildings.
The special meeting was prompted by a cost-of-service study for city utilities.
Mayor Lew Williams III said the study indicated that rate adjustments might be needed to pay for upcoming projects.
“The Council was concerned about how many projects we can do because we can only afford so much,” he said.
Williams said that city management already has revised the 2012 capital budget, and later projects need to be developed to take advantage of grants.
“I think as the Council looks through here, they’ll be pretty satisfied with what we’re doing. … Management is pretty good at coming up and telling us what is needed in the future. … I think what we have there right now is what we should continue to go forward on, and we’ll see what happens,” he said.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday in City Council chambers. There is time for public comment at the start of the meeting.