Strategic Planning

April 9, 2018 List 

Below is the list of projects discussed at the Special City Council meeting on April 9, 2018.

Projects were broken into three groups: Current Ongoing Concerns, Capital Outlay Equipment/Improvements, and Future Projects.

Current Ongoing Concerns

  • Due to the age of the Swimming Pool, needed renovations to keep pool usable - $1,000,000
  • Barnett Park Dredging - public safety issue - $500,000
  • "A" Street Park - need renovations if city keeps park - $50,000
  • Karrer Park Restrooms - $100,000
  • Cemetery Shop Expansion - $40,000
  • Cemetery Roads - $100,000
  • Barnett Park Roads - $285,000
  • Barnett Shelter House Improvements - $100,000
  • Ball Park Parking Lot - $165,000
  • Elks Tennis Court Improvements - unknown dollar amount
  • West 5th Street Water Main/Street Improvements $1,000,000
  • Ongoing Street maintenance concerns
  • Establishing the necessary General Fund Reserves, auditors suggest a minimum of enough to cover two to three months expenses - currently have $725,000, which is just a little over one month - budget includes $75,000 transfer to this reserve
  • Jaycee Ball Complex - Concession/Media Area
  • Overall renovation at the Jaycee Ball Complex and Felling Field - (netting, backstops, fencing)
  • Felling Field Restrooms
  • Dog Park at East 11th and “C”
  • Needed maintenance of the aging Water and Sewer system lines
  • Expansion of Walking Trails
  • Development of Old Landfill
  • - Use Landfill property for Dog Park and the Dog Park area for practice ball fields and soccer fields
  • Entrance signs
  • Improvements to Old Highway 6 and 34 leading to Transfer Station

Capital Outlay Equipment/Improvements

  • Auditorium - Replace Stage Curtains - $25,000
  • - Lobby Tile - $17,800
  • Police - Vehicle - $27,500
  • - Radio Equipment - $100,000
  • - Sniper Rifle - $2,750
  • Fire - Basic Rope Rescue Equipment - $10,000
  • - Radio Replacement - $32,000
  • Ambulance - Ambulance Replacement $205,000
  • Civil Defense - Replace Outdoor Warning Sirens - $107,000
  • Street - Sweeper Replacement - $210,000
  • - Mower Replacement - $30,000
  • - Skid Loader Replacement - $60,000
  • Cemetery - Mini Excavator - $65,000
  • - Mower - $25,000
  • Parks - Dillmans Corner Irrigation - $4,000
  • - Mower - $30,000
  • Ball Parks - ABI Force - $20,000
  • - Mower - $30,000
  • Airport - Electric Gate - $10,000
  • Total Capital Improvements/Equipment - $1,011,050

Future Projects

  • New swimming pool - estimated cost of $3.5 to $4 million
  • Pool Committee recommends utilizing the current site, infrastructure is already there
  • does not include a splash pad - estimated cost $285,000/
  • recycling the water would double the cost
  • How does the City finance the continued costs of maintenance
  • Need to take into consideration the educational purposes of a pool also - water safety,
  • swim team
  • Need to have something unique to draw people to town to use the pool
  • Possibly include a “Lazy River”
  • Needs to be affordable for family use
  • Possibly heated
  • Covered pool
  • May need to look outside the box at a combined facility indoor/outdoor pool would give the ability to utilize more of the year, instead of just the two months
  • Combine with the YMCA
  • Combined services with the YMCA may save money - are they interested -
  • concerns of locations and logistics
  • See more study completed on combining the two - may be real opportunities for savings
  • Possible structure to include pool and ability to open up for a theater/musical events
  • Need to look at something that can be used 365 days a year
  • Bond issue estimates were presented for a $3.5 and $4.5 million project -
  • with terms of 10, 12, and 15 years. Annual payments range from a low of $290,000 to a high of $511,000.
  • Auditorium Project Renovation
  • Proposal presented in the feasibility study for a community/conference center facility - included removing current balcony area, installing retractable seating, theater design, addition to the north to include kitchen area - estimated cost $4.5 million
  • Who will manage the auditorium
  • Dedicated sledding area
  • Possibility of utilizing the old landfill as a site
  • Making all necessary updates on the airport - important for economic development
  • Ongoing repair and maintenance of city streets must be continued
  • More concerned about the things that have not been done for a number of years because the City did not have enough revenue
  • Construction of a new Softball/Baseball Complex would possibly do more for economic development than a new swimming pool
  • Sidewalks, curb and gutter repairs (City and private)