Mini-Stimulus Presentation

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Presentation to City Commission. In an attempt to help stimulate local economy, the City proposed projects that would employ local workers.

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Mini-Stimulus Presentation

  1. 1. Walkability Funds<br />and<br />Mini-Stimulus Package<br />City Commission Work Session<br />March 23, 2009<br />City of Mt. Pleasant<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Combining two work sessions:<br /><ul><li> Use of $100,000 in 2009 Budget for Walkability</li></ul> Impact it may have on SA policy<br /><ul><li> Potential infrastructure mini-stimulus package locally</li></li></ul><li>Mini-Stimulus Package<br /><ul><li> 2010 – 2014 CIP Planning
  3. 3. Several Recommendations </li></li></ul><li>Criteria<br /><ul><li> Realistically be done in 2009
  4. 4. Local bidders are likely
  5. 5. Noticeable impact
  6. 6. Existing staff</li></li></ul><li>Mindful of:<br /><ul><li> Federal Economic Stimulus
  7. 7. Small Urban
  8. 8. Energy Stimulus</li></li></ul><li>Funding Sources:<br /><ul><li> General Fund
  9. 9. Undesignated Fund Balance $980,000
  10. 10. Capital Improvement Fund Balance $460,000
  11. 11. Advance loans against Major or Local Street Funds</li></li></ul><li>Recommended Spending:<br />$500,000<br />$100,000<br />(From General Fund)<br />(“Walkability” allocated in 2009 budget)<br />+<br />$600,000<br />
  12. 12. Potential Project List<br />Bike Shelters<br /><ul><li> $3,500 each (flexible amount)
  13. 13. Locations:
  14. 14. County Building
  15. 15. By ICTC
  16. 16. Library</li></li></ul><li>Potential Project List<br />Mosher Street Total: $250,000<br /><ul><li> Roundabout at Main/Mosher
  17. 17. $160,000 - $180,000
  18. 18. On-street parking on north side of Mosher
  19. 19. $40,000 - $60,000
  20. 20. Mini-circle at Mosher/Fancher
  21. 21. $30,000</li></li></ul><li>Roundabouts<br />Brighton, Michigan<br />Interlaken, Switzerland<br />
  22. 22. Potential Project List<br />Main/Mosher Street Total: $160,000 – Roundabout $180,000<br />
  23. 23. Potential Project List<br />On-street parking $40,000 - $60,000<br />north side of Mosher<br />Option 1<br />Option 2<br />
  24. 24. Mini-Circles<br />
  25. 25. Potential Project List<br />Mini-circle at Total: $30,000 Mosher/Fancher<br />
  26. 26. Potential Project List<br />Lincoln Street Parking $60,000<br />Option 1<br />Option 2<br />
  27. 27. Potential Project List<br />Additional Replacement $100,000<br />Sidewalks (flexible)<br />
  28. 28. Potential Project List<br />New Sidewalk $200,000<br />Construction (flexible)<br />
  29. 29. Potential Project List<br />Additional Street Mills $150,000<br />and Overlays (flexible)<br />
  30. 30. Potential Project List<br />Campus/Downtown $250,000<br />Connection – Main Street <br />
  31. 31. Summary of Potential Projects<br />Flexible Dollar Amounts:<br /><ul><li> Bike Shelters $3,500 (each)
  32. 32. Replacement sidewalks $100,000
  33. 33. New Sidewalks $200,000
  34. 34. Mill and Overlays $150,000</li></ul>Estimated Dollar Amounts:<br /><ul><li> Mosher $250,000
  35. 35. Lincoln Street Parking $60,000
  36. 36. Campus/Downtown Connect $250,000</li></li></ul><li>2009 Budget Includes:<br />$100,000 to make an impact on walkability<br /><ul><li> Infrastructure improvements that impact quality of life and economic development</li></ul>Implements Various Vision Statements<br /><ul><li> Safe and Clean Neighborhoods/multi-generational
  37. 37. Economic opportunity for businesses
  38. 38. Recreational opportunities
  39. 39. Traffic congestion</li></li></ul><li>Projects can be…<br />Focused in a number of areas:<br /><ul><li> Gaps in the residential network
  40. 40. Gaps in the Central Business District
  41. 41. Beef up crosswalks on high pedestrian/vehicular areas – Mission
  42. 42. Campus to downtown corridor</li></li></ul><li>History of Sidewalk Funding<br /><ul><li> New residential and commercial development:
  43. 43. Owner pays 100%
  44. 44. Replacements used to be special assessed.
  45. 45. Changed so City Pays 100% of replacements
  46. 46. New sidewalks in existing areas:
  47. 47. 50% Special Assessment
  48. 48. 50% City of Mt. Pleasant</li></li></ul><li>Suggested Change in Traditional Policy<br /><ul><li> New sidewalks in existing areas
  49. 49. Sign of urban/city life.
  50. 50. Process wasn’t well accepted by the community.
  51. 51. Safety of the community.
  52. 52. Impact numerous vision statements.</li></li></ul><li>Direction Needed from City Commission<br /><ul><li> Want to move forward with a mini-stimulus local package?
  53. 53. If so, is $600,000 the correct target?
  54. 54. If so, which projects from the list would you like staff to move forward with?
  55. 55. (May need to report back once designed.)
  56. 56. If doing new sidewalks, does the Commission support the recommendation to NOT special assess?</li>

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