Outcome #4 – Improved Capital Infrastructure
Well maintained school buildings, fire stations, municipal buildings, roadways, parks, recreational spaces, and water, sewer, and storm water facilities.
Strategy for Achievement
The Administration has consistently recognized the need to improve the City’s capital infrastructure and has developed a long-term strategy to systematically address these needs. While it is tempting to defer non-urgent capital projects during tight fiscal times, communities ultimately pay a higher price when it becomes necessary to replace assets. To that end, this budget will allocate significant resources to the investment in the City’s infrastructure including; paving eight miles of roads; repairing or building two miles of sidewalks; improving traffic signals; implementing lighting and energy efficiency improvements; continuing to fund an annual $150,000 municipal building improvement fund for small capital projects; implementing a strategic fleet replacement program; shifting from reactive to preventive maintenance; and lining and repairing the City’s water and sewer infrastructure.
The Comprehensive Citywide Capital Improvement Plan and the recently passed override package were designed to address the City’s larger capital projects. With a number of significant projects such as Carr, Angier, Cabot and Zervas elementary schools and Fire Station upgrades underway, the City has committed significant financial and personnel resources to the Public Buildings department to ensure projects stay on time and on budget.
|August 2017 Data|
|Average # of business days between coldplaning and paving||10||8||GOAL ATTAINED|
|Average # of business days between beginning and conclusion of sidewalk installation||10||10||GOAL ATTAINED|
|# of new ADA ramps installed||25||81||GOAL ATTAINED|
|Number of catch basins cleaned||6550||1627||NEEDS IMPROVEMENT|
|Inflow and Infiltration - Reduce to 46% by end of calendar year||48.0%||18.0%||GOAL ATTAINED|