Candidates for city elections in Laurel must report their campaign contributions, according to an ordinance passed last week by the mayor and City Council.

A report listing the name and address of every contributor and the amount of the donation must be filed by candidates within 60 days after city elections, said City Clerk Kay Sandul.

The law takes effect in time for the city's March 15 election, she said.

The council also introduced plans to appoint a committee to study establishment of a museum of local history, Sandul said. The committee would try to find a location, examine projected costs and funding sources, and begin locating items "that people have in their attics that would be nice in a museum," Sandul said.

Also at last week's session, the council announced its intention to sell $500,000 in bonds sometime in late March or early April, she said. The money would be used to repair streets and sidewalks.

A five-year, $3,358,000 capital improvements budget was approved during the meeting, Sandul said. Nearly $264,500 of it will go into fresh asphalt and pavement for fixing roads and walkways, as well as restroom construction at McCollough Baseball Field, she said.