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Hartselle Enquirer

Hartselle sets 5-year capital improvement list

The Hartselle City Council recently had each department put together a long-range capital improvement project list.

Each department’s list was broken down into the year they wished to request the task with task requests extending into 2020 and even further into the future.

The estimated requests totaled $18,888,833 with $12,552,000 of those requests falling into the long-range timeline beyond 2020. Over $1.7 million had been requested in the prior year.

The administration capital improvement list includes an addition/renovation of the library (long-range request, $1 million) and a new city hall (long-range request, $5 million).

The department of development capital improvement list includes a downtown parking lot (completed, $90,000), airport drainage improvement (prior year request, $37,500), downtown flood grant part one (funded, $35,500), TE landscaping grant (funded, $40,397), municipal fuelling station demolition (funded, $30,000), replacement of field inspector vehicle (2016-2017 request, $19,500), Thompson Road ROW acquisition (2015-2016 request, $214,079), downtown flood grant part two (2015-2016 request, $53,500) and downtown traffic signal coordination and timing (2015-2015 request, $25,000).

The police department capital improvement list includes three patrol vehicles ($111,780 each year from 2015-2020), in-car cameras ($15,000 each year from 2015-2020), weapons (2015-2016, $11,600), radios (2017-2018 request, $87,780), computers ($13,137 each year from 2018-2020) and body cameras (2016-2017 request, $11,580).

The fire department capital improvement list includes replacement of engine one (prior year request, $450,000), protective turnouts (prior year request, $82,260), new hose for trucks (funded, $12,466), replacement of chief’s vehicle (2018-2019 request, $45,000), replacement of rescue truck (2015-2016 request, $190,000), replacement of exhaust system in both stations (2015-2016 request, $53,749), emergency warning sirens (long-range request, $270,000), new Fire Station No. 3 (long-range request, $950,000), furnishings for new Station No. 3 (long-range request, $75,000), new pumper apparatus for station No. 3 (long-range request, $450,000), turnouts for new personnel for station No. 3 (long-range request, $25,000), annual payroll/benefits for 10 employees for station No. 3 (long-range request, $532,000) and other annual operating costs of station No. 3 (long-range request, $50,000).

The public works capital improvement list includes a sweeper (prior year request, $130,000), Bobcat accessories and equipment (purchased, $35,200), sidewalk repairs ($30,000 each year from 2015-2020), drainage improvements city-wide ($100,000 each year from 2015-2020), garbage truck 12 CY (replace Truck 37) (2015-2016 request, $200,000), air curtain burner (2015-2016 request, $140,000), tractor-Kubota M8065 with grader blade (2015-2016 request, $40,000), landfill expansion stream credit and material (2015-2016 request, $115,000), concrete pad expansion and fencing at TS (2016-2017 request, $15,000), aggregate material and sanitation canister storage bays (2016-2017 request, $25,000), garbage truck 16 CY (replace Truck 34) (2016-2017 request, $205,000), Ford F-550 Dump Bed pickup (2016-2017 request, $35,000), culvert system near Smith Florist (2016-2017 request, $75,000), brush trucks (2016-2017 and 2019-2020 requests, $125,000 each), garbage Truck 20 CY (replace Trucks 40,41, 42) ($260,000 each year from 2017-2020), three F-150 dump bed pickups (2017-2018, $45,000), six-bay garage for sanitation trucks/brush (2017-2018 request, $200,000), storage building expansion (2017-2018 request, $15,000), Chevrolet 1500 flatbed used sanitation pick-up (2018-2019 request, $15,000), tractor-Kubota M8065 with grader blade (2019-2020 request, $40,000), new street construction (connectivity plan) (long-range request, $1.5 million) and replace Sparkman Street bridge (long-range request, $1.25 million).

The parks and recreation department’s capital improvement list includes wiring 11/12 fields (funded, $48,000), small dump truck (2016-2017 request, $40,000), pickup trucks ($20,000 each year from 2015-2017), lighting new soccer fields (complete, $466,128), expanding parking at new soccer fields (long-range request, $265,000), lake for watering soccer fields (funded, $40,000), replace HVAC at Sparkman Civic Center (funded, $75,000), replace front gym floor (long-range request, $100,000), update civic center (long-range request, $120,000), expand parking at Sparkman Park/ civic center (long-range request, $390,000), relocate shop for parking expansion (long-range request, $175,000), two Woods mowers (Toro or Jacobson’s) (prior year’s request, $42,000), two used Cushman type carts (2015-2016 request, $22,000), Bobcat or small loader (2016-2017 request, $25,000), super rake (2015-2016 request, $20,000), three cemetery mowers (2016-2017 request, $17,000), walk-in freezer for aquatic center (2018-2019 request, $12,000), infield reel mower (2016-2017 request, $23,000), LED marquee for civic center (2018-2019 request, $15,000), top dresser (2015-2016 request, $18,500), asphalt at softball fields for additional parking (2019-2020 request, $100,000), asphalt and striping at baseball parking lot (2019-2020 request, $25,000), parking area for SNAP (2019-2020 request, $20,000), build six new tennis courts (long-range request, $150,000), new bike and skateboard park (long-range request ($250,000).

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