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Updated: 08/22/2014 08:00:01AM

Tax extension would lighten city’s funding concerns

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SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

The training room at the Public Safety Complex in Punta Gorda would benefit from a $12,751 renovation if the penny sales tax is renewed in November. The room is utilized daily by community groups taking classes, like CPR lessons.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER

The city's Communications Center would receive a $36,000 facelift. Some of the equipment used by 911 dispatchers is over a decade old. The funds would improve technology.

SUN PHOTO BY ADAM KREGER
The city has spent $500,000 to replace old light bulbs around town with more energy efficient ones, as seen here in the Herald Court Centre parking garage. The tiny LED lights use seven times less energy than the average incandescent bulb. The penny sales tax extension would reimburse the city for the project, which is set to wrap Aug. 29.

By ADAM KREGER

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