Statesville's City Council is expected to consider Monday a $104.6 million, six-year capital improvement plan that provides a blueprint for implementing more than 75 major projects from 2009 through 2014.
It details the projected year for undertaking each project, plus the estimated costs, ranging from less than $46,000 for the purchase of a new police vehicle to $26 million for the expansion of the Third Creek Water Treatment Plant.
Finance Director Lisa Salmon said the plan is an attempt to forecast and match projected revenues and capital needs for the city, subject to change based on new or shifting service needs, emergency needs or other directives by the council.
Salmon said that the timing of each project is consistent with recommendations of department heads, but is still subject to annual review and approval by the council.
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Some of the projects in the plan:
$830,000, new fire department apparatus.
$185,000, new street sweeper.
$1.05 million, sidewalk program.
$1.225 million, land acquisition related to airport improvements.
$250,000, City Hall renovations.
$615,000, new sanitation vehicles.
$6.56 million, electric/utility service expansion related to the Larkin Project.
$3.15 million, automated meter-reading system.
$22 million, expansion of the Fourth Creek Water Treatment Plant.
Funding for projects in fiscal year 2009 are outlined in the report; funding for the remaining five years is not. “Capital projects listed in fiscal years 2010-2014 is for planning purposes and funding is not guaranteed,” Salmon said.
New assistant city managers
City manager Rob Hites has created two assistant manager positions. The assistant manager for growth and development will be responsible for the technical policies of the city, and construction projects. Public Works Director Larry Pressley has been named to the post.
The assistant manager for administration and policy will be responsible for helping the city clerk coordinate council meeting agendas with department heads and ensure that timelines are met for delivering policies and programs to the council. Lynn Smith, director of personnel, will assume this new position.