The Saint Paul City Council on March 16 approved 26 projects to share $2.8 million for improvements through the city’s 2022-2023 capital maintenance program.

Three projects are slated for the Highland National Golf Course clubhouse, 1403 Montreal Ave. The allocations include $84,600 for exterior block and masonry repairs, $132,400 for lower-level window replacement, and $160,300 to replace the  boiler. The window and boiler replacement are planned for this year, and exterior work in 2023.

The Merriam Park Library, 1831 Marshall Ave., will receive $105,432 for exterior repairs this year. The Dunning Sports Complex, 1221 Marshall Ave., will receive $85,000 for an irrigation system beneath two of its ballfields. The Linwood Recreation Center, 860 Saint Clair Ave., will have its roof replaced at a cost of $276,201. Fire Station No. 5, 890 Ashland Ave., will receive $15,337 to replace a driveway.

The projects were reviewed by city staff. They also were recommended for approval by a subcommittee of the city’s Capital Improvement Budget Committee. Saint Paul typically funds fewer than half of the capital maintenance requests submitted by city departments.

— Jane McClure


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