A new fire station, Whiskey Road improvements and the Hitchcock Parkway widening are just some of the capital improvements the Aiken Planning Commission will discuss during a public work session on Tuesday. The work session will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 204 on the second floor of the Municipal Building, 214 Park Ave.

Capital improvement projects are submitted by each department including Public Safety, Engineering and Utilities and the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. A major capital project expenditure is for any new renovation, construction or maintenance of $100,000 or more.

Projects include sidewalk development at public schools, estimated at $800,000, and a new fire station, estimated at $300,000.

“The Planning Commission has to make a recommendation to City Council no later than February about the capital improvements,” Planning Director Ed Evans said. “They (the Planning Commission) just review the proposed capital improvements of five years from various departments.”

Following the work session, the regular public meeting will be at 6 p.m. located in Council Chambers.

For more information, call 803-642-7608.

Maayan Schechter is the city beat reporter with Aiken Standard.