Tax dollars are helping to improve facilities and efficiencies in the city of New Bern.
Monday morning, the city held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome the new location of the garage and fueling facility.
The one-stop shop for maintaining vehicles doubles the size of the previous location. The old space had three garages and was located within a residential area.
The new location will feature six garages that totals to 5,400 square feet, an office space and a larger gas station.
“It allows for us to be more efficient in the work that we do each and every day which ultimately cost the tax payer less,” said Mark Stephens, city manager of New Bern.
The facility cost $850,000 and took nine months to complete.
“Much of the cost that would’ve been towards contractor work has been defrayed through internal staffing improvements,” said Stephens.
The fleet superintendent said this facility will allow them to service more vehicles a month.