Memo for fiscal year 2017, updated 2016-04-20

[Archived] Can Staff please provide analysis of the potential consolidation of these capital efforts into a combined capital project advancing Complete Streets maintenance, construction and repair?

TES staff continues to review the potential consolidation of three capital projects: Street Reconstruction and Paving, Sidewalk Capital Maintenance and Complete Streets. Although not feasible for FY 2017 this late in the process, the consolidation has merit for comprehensively planning and explaining how the budget supports the projects together.

For the proposed FY 2017 budget we have reviewed the costs as planned for the streets and sidewalks associated with repaving. A budget summary of the projects and percent of the total repaving budget is shown below. As shown in the following table, the combined budgets for Street Reconstruction, Sidewalk Capital Maintenance and Complete Streets is $7.1 million in FY 2017. All but $685,000 in Compete Streets funding is planned to be used for street and sidewalk reconstruction-related expenditures. The remaining $685,000 in Complete Streets would be used for new Complete Streets projects unrelated to the repaving schedule and two full-time employees to implement the projects.  

Capital Project FY 17 Proposed
Amount Dedicated to Repaving Percent of Dedicated Repaving Budget
Street Reconstruction $5,300,000 $4,700,000 73%
     Street Markings   $100,000 2%
     Alleys   $500,000 8%
Sidewalk Capital $950,000 $950,000 15%
Complete Streets $830,000 $145,000 2%
Total $7,080,000 $6,395,000 100% 

The inspections on sidewalks are done a few months in advance of paving, immediately before the sidewalk work begins. So, the needs of each project varies both in scope and budget. How we use the funds for sidewalk projects associated with paving is not absolute, but generally follows the following guidelines: Sidewalk Capital Maintenance is used to repair or replace existing infrastructure for sidewalks, curb and gutter, and accessible amenities that are damaged. Complete Streets funding is used to add new infrastructure that may be missing or to improve the design of the street and sidewalks.

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