The aggressive $10 million road repair plan that was proposed to take advantage of low interest and construction costs will not be followed, the Greenfield Common Council decided Tuesday night.
Instead, the council approved $3.7 million in road projects, which is more in line with what the city usually spends in a year.
While lumping three years of road repairs into this year offered an estimated $2 million savings and a hiatus in any road work, the council did not feel comfortable taking on that much debt. Times are too uncertain, Mayor Michael Neitzke said after the meeting.
The council did approve the crash plan in November when it approved the 2012 budget, but even then aldermen expressed reservations.
The projects that actually were approved for next year were recommended by the Public Works Committee that met last week.
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