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Infrastructure Investment Plan

MapofInvestmentThe life blood of any city is its infrastructure: streets and sidewalks, parks and community centers, libraries and public safety facilities. Great cities have great infrastructure and they invest in that infrastructure. They also invest in the maintenance and upkeep of their infrastructure. Conversely deferring investment can quickly add up and make repairs that much more expensive. For example, deferring maintenance can make expenses for repairs increase. For example a roof that isn’t fixed can quickly result in the failure of an entire building. With this in mind, city staff were asked to prepare recommendations regarding what types of investments City Council might make if more funding were to become available.

On Tuesday, May 4, 2016, City Council members participated in study session regarding what infrastructure investments the Council could consider if additional revenue were to become available. The presentation, available here or video available here, details the $150 million infrastructure investment plan.

The recommendations were developed based on data provided through several sources, including the pavement management plan, sidewalk management plan (which will be available soon), assessments of fire stations, storm water infrastructure, and also libraries, parks, and community centers. The infrastructure investment plan also took into account a city-wide approach, in order to think holistically about where the City and its residents can reap the most benefits from infrastructure investments. 

At a high level the infrastructure investment plan recommends investments in:
• Streets
• Sidewalks
• Alleys
• Storm water Protection
• Public Safety Infrastructure
• Libraries
• Water Conservation
• Community Facilities
• Parks
• Parking
• Tree Trimming 

All the estimates in the plan are based on 2016 dollars and may be more expensive if completed in the future as costs escalation adds to projects. The projects still need to go through design and bid process, so they may be more expensive than estimated.

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