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And the timing proved to be ideal. The project will run $10 million but the city is positioned to pay off the bonds, secured at interest rates just north of 2%, without raising taxes.
The X-factor, of course, is the novel coronavirus pandemic, though an executive with Leopardo Construction insisted they and other contractors are following every public health guideline to the letter. Moreover, the work to date has been outdoors where the risk of infection is lowest and most easily-managed.