There was a lot accomplished during last Monday's City Council meeting including approval of the Transportation Benefit District Program for 2012 and the recommendations brought forward by the Citizens’ Transportation Advisory Board (CTAB).
The 2012 projects will be the first to be done under the TBD, which was created in the fall of 2010 to fund street maintenance and pedestrian improvements, and is funded through a $ 20 vehicle license tab fee.
TBD vehicle tab fees have been collected since September 2011. Revenues generated from the fees during the 12 months ending August 2012 will be used to pay for the projects approved for the 2012 construction season. The TBD will raise about $ 2.5 million for the 2012 work. The 2012 projects will include:
• Five grind and overlay projects on arterial streets.
• Three grind and overlay projects on residential streets (one per City Council District).
• Three chip seal projects on residential streets (one per City Council District).
• Investment in the residential crack seal program, resulting in approximately 300,000 linear feet sealed.
• Recommendations for implementing the Pedestrian Program of the TBD.