Lump sum or Individual?Stormwater Quantity and Street Construction Projects have been broken up into individual projects to compete for funding based on priority of individual project.Pending the results of a study, next year we plan to have the Stormwater Quality projects broken up into individual projects as well.
More Detail Minutes are provided in your background:Lone Wolf Dog ParkComments was made on the need for a dog park in San Angelo. Meadowcreek ParkComment was made concerning the dust and mess created for the neighborhood and the length of time of the project. Additionally, Furthermore, concern was expressed about the public perception that regarding parks projects the city seems to be in direct competition with the private sector.Fiscal ResponsibilityConsensus was found among the group with comments related to the importance of keeping fiscal responsibility in mind when moving forward regarding capital improvements. All the attendees agreed that the statement they wanted to send was, “Do the most good for the most people for the least amount of money. No Frills, only necessities and fiscal responsibility”Street ProjectsComment was made that street projects should be a priority because they touch everyone.30-60 Day Public Comment PeriodIt was asked that in the future a 30-60 day public comment period be allowed for the CIP process.
More Detail Minutes are provided in your background:Hotel TaxComments were made in support of raising the Hotel Taxes as a possible funding source for Fort Concho and other projects that promote the tourism and hotel industries, noting that our total tax on hotels is below the cities of Houston and San Antonio as well as many others.Comments were also made expressing concerns over raising any taxes in this current economic climate. Street ReconstructionIt was suggested that the city take a look at moving 1/8 cent of the ½ cent sales tax to fund street reconstruction projects.Public SafetyIt was suggested that more emphasis be placed on public safety related buildings, particularly the police department building.PrioritiesWhen read the statement, “Do the most good for the most people for the least amount of money. No Frills, only necessities and fiscal responsibility” from the previous day’s meeting; consensus was again found among all attendees.
By City Charter the CIP is fundamentally a planning document only and not a funding documentThe Projects included in this Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) are a result of the process of identifying project needs across the organizationFunding of Capital Improvement Projects will be discussed during the budgeting process
Fire Truck Shop Addition was removed due to the fact the City Shop does not service Fire Trucks and that service is currently outsourced.Signal Re-Lamping was determined to be a program more than a Capital Improvement Project
Street Construction Projects</li></li></ul><li>Public Meetings<br /><ul><li>Public meetings regarding the 2011-2016 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) were held on May 16th and 17th.
The meetings took place at the Public Housing Authority and Fort Concho, respectively. </li></li></ul><li>Promotion of CIP Public Meetings<br />Meetings were publicized with the help of the<br />City’s Public Information Office in following ways:<br /><ul><li>March 22nd, 2011 City Council Meeting
Newspaper</li></li></ul><li>Public Meeting # 1<br />Location: Public Housing Authority <br />Time: Monday, May 16th at 6 p.m.<br />Number of Attendees: 7<br />Summary of Public Comments:<br /><ul><li>Lone Wolf Dog Park
30-60 Day Public Comment Period</li></li></ul><li>Public Meeting # 2<br />Location: Fort Concho Officer’s Quarters #8<br />Time: Tuesday, May 17th at 6 p.m.<br />Number of Attendees: 4<br />Summary of Public Comments:<br /><ul><li>Hotel Tax