Residents invited to review proposed bond program Wednesday
Feb. 17, 2012
Residents are invited to share their views on a proposed city bond program that includes 34 projects totaling $167.5 million.
The package was compiled by the Scottsdale Bond Task Force, which will take public comments at its meeting set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E. Via Linda Road.
Information on the proposed projects and the bond program process is available at: www.scottsdaleaz.gov/bondtaskforce.
The Task Force was formed last summer by the City Council and charged with reviewing and recommending projects for a possible bond election in 2012 or beyond.
During an extensive public outreach process that included 13 meetings in eight different community locations, the task force reviewed dozens of potential projects.
Wednesday’s meeting represents the latest opportunity for residents and other community stakeholders to review the draft projects and provide comments.
The Task Force plans to finalize the program on March 8 and present its recommendations to the City Council on March 27 at a join study session.
Here are the proposed bond package categories and project summaries:
Question 1: Community Services and Technology
• Electronic Storage Replacement: $4.3M
• Library Technology: $2.3M
• Integrated Financial, Human Resources and Purchasing System $3.5M
• Aquatics Chemical System Replacement: $1.7M
• Expansion of Via Linda & Granite Reef Senior Centers: $7.1M
• Vista del Camino Park/Indian Bend Wash Renovation: $8.31M
• Ballfield Lighting System Replacement – Phase I: $2.1M
• Arizona Canal Improvements – 60th Street to Indian Bend Road: $4M
• Citywide Trails Implementation: $4M
Question 2: Public Safety & Courts
• Radio System Upgrade: $4.29M
• Police Civic Center Jail Consolidation: $4.4M
• Bring Existing Fire Stations to Compliance Standards: $2.5M
• Civic Center Station Expansion: $3.9M
• Fire Station 603 Replacement: $4.6M
• Court Remodel/Expansion - $4.5M
• Desert Foothills Fire Station 613: $3.5M
• Public Safety Via Linda Facility Expansion: $12.5M
• Desert Mountain Fire Station 616: $2.5M
• Purchase Land for Fire Station 612: $2M
Question 3: Neighborhood Flood Control
• Granite Reef Watershed: $10.2M
• Neighborhood Stormwater - $1.5
• Loop 101 Detention Basin: $6.3M
• Loop 101 Outlet Storm Drain: $5.0 M
• East Union Hills Interceptor Channel: $3.3M
• Powerline Interceptor Channel: $5.6M
• McCormick Stillman Channel & Lincoln Drive Storm Drain: $2.7M
Question 4: Transportation & Streets
• Traffic Signal Controller Cabinet Upgrade & Replacement: $9.8M
• Airpark Roadway Circulation Phase II: $11.3M
• Accessible Curb Ramps – ADA compliance: $2M
• Hayden Road Intersections at Chaparral and Camelback Roads: $5.5M
• Expired/Quiet Pavement Replacement $15.4M
• Transportation Downtown Pedestrian Improvements: $2M
• Street Operations Maintenance Building: $1.1M
• Chaparral Road Streetscape Improvements: $3.8M