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Lake City Report - Feb 11, 2011
Streets - streets - everywhere

From City Manager Wendell Johnson

Capital Improvement Project – Street

During FY 2010, the City Council approved a Series 2000 Sales Tax Bond refunding and issued new bonds which generated $2,000,000 in revenue for General Fund capital projects including City roadway upgrades.

The Public Works Staff has now completed an assessment of all City streets and formulated a “2011 Survey Report” essential to final development of the capital improvement schedule for streets, curbing, sidewalks, and storm water upgrades.

The Survey is categorized by Council Districts and prioritized by street condition, curbing, and drainage problems.

Use of available funds, which is projected at up to $1,000,000 for FY 2011, will be dedicated to those areas within each District having the most critical need. To supplement this effort, the Staff continues discussion with North Central Florida Regional Planning Council representatives regarding an application for a Community Development “Neighborhood Revitalization” Block Grant.

The  use of Community Redevelopment TIF revenue may be used in some areas. The project will involve approximately 335 City Streets with percentages in each District about equal.

The Council will be requested to meet in a “workshop” within the next few days to discuss this important initiative and to provide Staff direction on necessary task requirements to implement the project. 

North Florida Broadband Authority

 The North Florida Broadband Authority (NFBA) held their regular monthly meeting this week in Live Oak.

The $30 million NFBA Broadband Grant Project continues to move ahead to enable high-speed connectivity for our 14-county region, which includes Lake City.

The highlight of this month’s progress is that project deployment will occur during early April 2011. This means that the NFBA network will become active for service.

The Project Dashboard and Status Report, which provides all the details regarding economic impact, task descriptions and status, along with the General Manager’s Narrative Report can be found at the NFBA web site: http://www.nfba-fl.org.  

The City Staff Report is available in pdf format here.

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 • Week ending Feb 11, 2011