The Williamson County Commissioners Court allocated approximately $8.85 million for several capital improvement projects for fiscal year 2020-21 during its Sept. 22 meeting.

CIP money can be used for capital projects, facilities maintenance and equipment purchases. In the FY 2020-21 plan, the court voted to fund projects for parks, the county jail, remodeling office space and technology; they further moved to keep $2.6 million available for future capital improvement needs.

Projects include restroom renovations at two county parks, a magistrate court and pretrial services remodel, an additional elevator at the county jail and a justice center records room remodel, among other projects.

The court also allocated $1.7 million for a countywide flood plan mapping. The project is still pending as the county is seeking grant funding for a 50% match on the mapping, but the county will bring forth a grant proposal for the court to approve as early as Sept. 29, Williamson County Senior Director of Infrastructure Robert Daigh said.

Daigh added that it has been decades since the county conducted such a mapping and that the map can be used as development projects continue throughout the growing county.