Fairborn leaders discus capital improvement projects, finances in 2018-2022


Editor’s note: This is one of three stories on Fairborn City Council’s recent work session, which discussed capital improvement plans and the budget for the projects.

FAIRBORN — Fairborn Assistant City Manager Pete Bales presented a proposed five-year capital improvement projects plan for fiscal years 2018 through 2022 to city leaders during the Aug. 14 city council work session.

Bales stated that the proposal outlines current and future infrastructure needs and the projected cost to meet those needs, as well as meets all the requirements set forth in the city charter. He also expressed his appreciation to the volunteers who served on the Five-year Capital Improvement Review Committee and unanimously approved the plan on July 24.

Although the plan does not represent a firm commitment of funds, Bales said the different categories of proposed capital improvement projects have a designated funding source. He also reviewed the projects and spending for 2018.

“We have allocated a total of $750,000 for detailed design of the new Public Works Facility that has been spread out in three different funds in this plan,” Bales added.

The Motor Vehicle License Tax Fund will be used to fund a number of the 2018 street projects, which will include the $295,000 reconstruction and design of Central Avenue, between Lindberg and Dayton Drive.

A $2,900,000 construction project is also proposed for Kauffman Avenue next year that calls for widening the road to five lanes, the resurfacing of the road between Lindberg and Colonel Glenn Highway and the installation of new traffic signals, curbs and gutters.

The $900,000 Colonel Glenn and Kauffman Avenue roundabout is also on the city’s radar for 2018, which will be partially funded with grant dollars.

“The Kauffman Avenue project is largely funded with grant dollars. Roughly, one-third of the cost is being paid locally,” Bales noted.

The 2018 street projects plan also includes a $300,000 project that will consist of the installation of curbs and sidewalks on both sides of Trebein Road from Candlelite Lane to the northern city limit.

Other street projects planned for next year include the $90,000 Xenia Drive waterline and resurfacing design from Broad Street to Dayton Drive; the $340,000 Yellow Springs–Fairfield Road project which will involve street resurfacing and storm water, curb and traffic signal improvements; as well as a multi-use path along the street from Roehner Drive to the eastern city limit.

There will also be a $125,000 traffic change in 2018 that will limit drivers to right turns only onto Broad Street from Ohio, South and Green Streets. The city has provided an allotment of $78,000 for costs for asphalt and concrete, $50,000 for development inspection services and $80,000 toward the updating of the street masterplan.

Annually, the city is allotting $40,000 for catch basin repairs, $40,000 for storm sewer repairs as well as $10,000 in 2018 to clean up ditches along Dayton-Yellow Springs Road.

Linda Collins | Fairborn Herald Fairborn Assistant City Manager Pete Bales presents five-year capital improvement projects plan to city leaders.
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By Linda Collins

Fairborn Daily Herald

Linda Collins is a freelance writer for Greene County News.