Superior Mayor Jim Paine released what he calls, "the best and most ambitious budget of my administration."

The Mayor said in a Facebook post that after months of preparation the 2021 City of Superior budget aims to do the following:

  • Add a social worker to the Superior Police Department
  • Increase police training (the mayor says that the increase is "the largest amount in Superior’s history.")
  • Expand public transpostation
  • Remove all library late fees (Paine says the removal of the fines will "allow hundreds of citizens to check out books again.")
  • Adding snow removal equipment for sidewalks (The mayor says the addition of this equipment will "ensure every child can walk to school safely in the winter."
  • Invest more in trail maintenance and construction by adding more people to the parks department.

Paine claims this can all be done "without collecting a single dollar in new taxes." The Mayor says there is still a lot of work to be done on the budget and it still needs to be approved by the city council in an upcoming meeting.

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Reading the comments in the post from the Mayor most people seem to be most excited about the addition of the sidewalk snow removal equipment. I wonder if this means I won't have to shovel my sidewalk anymore? That WOULD be great if true.