An ambitious five year plan to improve Custer's infrastructure is far from cheap, but Mayor Gary Lipp says in the end the projects will be worth the price tag.
The city plans to spend more than $4 million over the next five years on capital improvements, water, and waste water.
Over the summer, the mayor and council members will work on the proposed budget of roughly $1.2 million for the fiscal year for 2014.
Some of the projects include continual work on the new community center, paving Montgomery Street, and some needed chip sealing.
Mayor Lipp says crunching numbers isn't the only planning involved, but also figuring out how to time each project.
"Some of the street projects have to be done in the summer time and of course with all the activities going on we try to do them fairly early," said Lipp. "And then during the month of August we start doing the later ones."
Custer's five year plan has been approved by the City Council.
The official budget will be voted on in September.