COUNCIL BLUFFS — New carpeting in the Mid-America Center, computer improvements and new outdoor signage and logo are a few improvements recommended for the center next year by the Council Bluffs Arena and Convention Center Commission.
The estimated cost of next year's recommended projects is $899,280.
Over the course of the next five years, other improvements would include resurfacing the parking lot, installing an electronic “ribbon board” inside the arena and adding an exterior public address system. Another proposed improvement in the five-year plan is a new exterior video board.
The estimated cost for all recommended projects is $7,453,914.
The Council Bluffs City Council voted 5-0 in favor of the recommendations Monday, but the council noted that the costs are subject to change.
“It's just an outline of potential improvements based on need and safety,” said Councilman Matt Walsh.
Other recommended projects for fiscal year 2014 include new paint in the convention center, elevator renovations and additional radios for large events to ensure proper communication.