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5-Year Capital Improvement Plan

(CIP)

 

November 14, 2017

 

The De Soto City Council is taking a new and better approach to capital improvement planning. While we have always kept long list of capital improvement projects, which  are prioritized on a yearly basis during the preparation of the budget, the current effort aims to implement a more structured, long-term,  and purposeful process to capital planning. The end product will be a formal 5-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) that will be updated yearly prior to our deliberations on the following years budget.

 

The CIP outlines the City’s plan for achieving the goals, objectives, and service delivery levels desired by the Mayor and City Council. The purpose of this plan is to forecast and match projected revenues and major capital needs over a five (5)-year period. Capital planning is an important management tool that strengthens the linkages between community infrastructure needs and the financial capacity of the City, and should echo the goals and objectives of the City’s Strategic Plan, utility planning documents, and Comprehensive Plan.

 

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

We began this work in October of 2017 with a series of discussions at regular City Council meetings where the  format of the CIP was introduced, and individual projects were prioritized.  The plan is now in draft form, and is ready for the public input phase, which will occur in late November and early December.

 

The current draft of the CIP, along with its appendices are provided below:

 

DRAFT 5-year CIP

 

APPENDIX A:   CIP Project Master Listing

APPENDIX B:  5-Year CIP Project Detail Sheets

APPENDIX C:  Honorable Mention Project Detail Sheets

APPENDIX D:  Outside Funding Sources

APPENDIX E:  Financial Advisor Recommendations

APPENDIX F:  Road Maintenance Polity Outline, April 2014

APPENDIX G:   Sidewalk Inspection and Replacement Program, August 2014

APPENDIX H:   Downtown Streetscape Plan, 2009

APPENDIX I:   95th Street Sewer Expansions Study, April 2008

APPENDIX J:  Western Sewer Service Study

 

Projects currently under consideration include the following:

• Extension of 91st Street Westward to Sunflower Road: $1.65 Million

• Replacement of 83rd Street Bridge over the US Army Railroad, Just west of Kickapoo: $2.25 Million

• New Public Works Facility: $2.0 Million

• Reconstruction of Ottawa Street from 82nd to the entrance of Riverfest Park: $1.4 Million

• Drainage Improvements in Miller Park: $0.5 Million

• Sidewalk / Rec Path on 83rd from Kaw Avenue to Valley Springs Road: $0.1 Million

• Construction of Soccer Fields at Lexington Lake Park: $0.65Million

• Sewer Extension to 95th and Lexington: $0.75 Million

• Traffic Signal at 91st & Lexington: $0.18 Million

• Restrooms at Riverfest Park: $0.14 Million

See Appendix B for details about the above-listed projects

 

Overall, the current CIP draft document consists of just over $11 Million in projects over the 5-year CIP period. It relies on $3.7 Million in new debt, $2.9 Million in outside grants, and $0.6 Million in special taxing districts. The remaining $3.8 in CIP funding will come from the assorted revenue sources that go into the capital projects fund, including sales tax, mill levy revenues, gas tax, and other transfers.

 

The City Council hopes to finalize the CIP in late 2017 or early 2018 so it can be included in the deliberations for the 2019 budget, which will start next spring.

 

 

COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS & DISCUSSION

The City Council has received presentations and held discussed related to the CIP at regular Council meetings since October, 2017.  The presentations provided an opportunity for the Council to learn about details about the various projects, review revenue streams that will be needed to fund the plan, and receive advice from the City's financial advisors relating to the issuance of new debt. Information distributed to the Council and videos of the meetings are provided in the links below.

 

October 5, 2017:

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Click Here for the video of the discussion

 

October 19, 2017:

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November 2, 2017:

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November 16, 2017:

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PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

City Staff will host two public workshops on November 30, 2017 to present the CIP draft and solicit input from the community. There will be an afternoon session from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and an evening session from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. During these workshops, attendees will have the opportunity to become more familiar with the projects, offer ideas about project scopes, and help us prioritize funding.

 

In addition to the public workshops, an on-line survey will be conducted to garner additional feedback about the plan.

 

 

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De Soto, Kansas 66018

 

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