OV Town Manager Greg Caton emphasized capital projects in the fiscal year 2015 budget he has recommended to Town Council.

The budget calls for $107.1 million in spending, a $13.2 million increase from the fiscal year 2014 budget of $93.9 million. The increase is due to leaps in revenues from local sales taxes, state-shared revenues and license and permit fees.

Other priorities in the budget include giving raises to some town employees and investing in town assets and technology.

"The Oro Valley micro-economy is seeing greater recovery than the broader economy," Caton said in a news release. "We are utilizing this one-time revenue from growth to fund important capital projects that will benefit the community."

Capital projects totaling $1.4 million include a new fueling facility, expanded parking facilities at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, restrooms at Naranja Park, upgrades to the playground at Riverfront Park, a cover for the pump house at Historic Steam Pump Ranch and other projects.

The Town Council will hold its next budget study session at 4 p.m. April 23 at Council Chambers, 11000 N. La Cañada Drive.

Contact reporter Phil Villarreal at pvillarreal@azstarnet.com or 573-4130.