Salisbury officials plan to issue more than $6.1 million in general obligation bonds to finance several projects, including infrastructure and fire department equipment.
City Council members on Monday night gave final approval to an ordinance allowing the city to issue and sell the bonds.
Some of the projects are already under way or completed, while others will get started in the coming months.
The largest amount -- $1.89 million – will fund the construction of a new garage at the Field Operations Department. The structure will be used for vehicle maintenance and will replace an old building that has seen better days, said City Administrator Julia Glanz.
“It’s probably as old as the Earth,” she said.
Another $1.5 million will go toward replacing other old buildings and making improvements to others at the Field Operations property, she said.
The city also will use $1.4 million for a new aerial ladder truck for the Salisbury Fire Department. City Council members on Monday approved a $1.397 million bid from Atlantic Emergency Solutions for the new vehicle.
Other projects that will be funded with bond money are: