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King George approves five-year Capital Improvement Program

The King George Board of Supervisors last week approved its 2011-2014 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and also adopted the county’s capital projects budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2010-11, which begins on July 1. (See related article elsewhere in this issue.)

The CIP is a five-year plan that is updated annually by the Planning Commission and forwarded to the County Administrator.

Travis Quesenberry had reviewed his adjustments to the proposal and presented his revisions earlier this month to the Board of Supervisors at a work session on June 8.

Supervisors made adjustments at that time and the revised plan was presented and approved at last week’s meeting on June 15.

The 5-year CIP is viewed as a guide for planning purposes in future years.
Though projects are listed in various years, none of the projects in the 5-year plan are locked into funding for any particular year and are always subject to being pushed into later years or deleted altogether from the CIP.
*CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS for 2014-15   
~ PARKS & RECREATION    Six projects estimated at $3,017,500.    
     SEALSTON PARK PHASE 2 –$215,000 listed in 2010-11 for construction of a restroom/concession/storage facility, a multipurpose court and a one-mile walking path, which is slated to add $9,800 in annual operating costs.
     SEALSTON PARK PHASE 3 –$407,500 listed in 2011-12 to provide lights for two of the ball fields at the park along with a 40 foot by 80 foot shelter able to accommodate about 200 people. The completed project is slated to add $7,000 in annual operating costs.
     PURKINS CORNER PARK – $90,000 listed in 2010-11 for design of a park at the site of the old landfill. $372,500 is listed in 2011-12 towards construction The completed project is slated to add $7,000 in annual operating costs.
     BARNESFIELD PARK UPGRADES PHASE 1 –$407,500 is listed in 2011-12 to provide a 80 foot by 100 foot pavilion, additional playground equipment, lights on the multi-purpose practice fields, a well for irrigation and more parking area. The completed project is slated to add $7,000 in annual operating costs.
     BARNESFIELD PARK UPGRADES PHASE 2 - $280,000 listed in 2012-13.  The project would provide light fixtures at one ball field and upgrade the restroom facilities to increase its size. Those are slated to add $5,000 in annual operating costs.
     CITIZENS CENTER EXPANSION – $100,000 listed in 2012-13 for architectural/engineering plans to construct a butler-style building on the west side of the existing building and $1,110,000 listed in 2013-14 for construction of an 8,000 to 10,000 square foot metal building for gymnastics, wrestling and other uses. The finished project is slated to add $11,000 in annual operating costs.
~SCHOOL BOARD     Nine projects estimated at $4,853,345, but the price tag is not complete for each project and amounts are listed as placeholders.
     POTOMAC ELEMENTARY RENOVATION - $220,000 is list in 2010-11.   The project is to renovate the 1950s section, replace some roof areas of Potomac Elementary School, and perform other renovations to be recommended by an assessment underway by a consultant. Supervisors were told earlier this month that the cost could exceed $5 million.  The assessment report is expected to be unveiled in early August.
     REPLACE HVAC AT FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL - $1,600,000 list in 2010-11 for a project to replace the heating, ventilation and cooling system at the former middle school, which was closed June 2009.
     REPLACE WELL AT FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL – $140,475 is listed in 2011-12 for a new well at the former middle school building, which was shuttered in June 2009.
     ADDITION TO FORMER MIDDLE SCHOOL – $100,000 listed in 2012-13 for an addition to the former middle school building, closed in June 2009.
     HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM  - $1,000,000 listed in 2010-11and $1,075,000 listed in 2011-12 for  a new stadium and field house containing 10,000 square feet at the site of the new high school. The finished project is estimated to add $50,000 in annual operating costs.
     OLD KGES/ADMINISTRATION COMPLEX ROOF REPLACEMENT - $342,297 is requested, but no funding is listed in the 5-years of the adopted CIP.
     FIVE SCHOOL BUSES – $467,870 listed in 2010-11 for four regular school buses and one bus for transporting special education students.
     CONNECTING ROADS – $25,000 listed in 2010-11 and $225,000 listed in 2011-12 for a road or a pedestrian path between the new high school and the current middle school and a second access way between the new high school and the former middle school.
     NEW BUS GARAGE – No funding amount has been estimated for this request nor listed in any of the 5-year slots for funding.  This request is to replace the existing bus garage and the facility is intended for use only by the school division and is not to be confused with any possible joint vehicle/maintenance facility/Operations facility that had been proposed by the county.
~COUNTY ADMINISTRATION    Four projects estimated at $23,865,000.
     RALPH BUNCHE BUILDING RENOVATIONS – $300,000 listed in 2011-12 and $2,600,000 listed as a placeholder in 2012-15 for rehabilitation of the former school building for use as a museum and other uses.  Supervisors received an assessment report in early May on the condition of the former school building, along with two architectural options for potential reuse and redevelopment of the historic building for public use. The finished project is estimated to add $100,000 in annual operating costs.
     GOVERNMENT CENTER-OPERATIONS CENTER – $9,660,000 listed in 2014-15. This project is to be located in the King George Government Center, as part of four planned buildings, two of which are under construction.
     GOVERNMENT CENTER-HUMAN SERVICES CENTER - $11,180,000 listed in 2013-14.
     RESURFACING ADMINISTRATION/COURTHOUSE PARKING LOT – $125,000 listed in 2011-12 for a maintenance project to resurface the parking lot behind the Courthouse.
~INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY    Two projects listed totaling $365,500.  
     REPLACE AS 400 COMPUTER SYSTEM – $100,000 requested in $2011-12 to replace the county’s computer system.
     COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – $65,000 listed in 2010-11 and $50,000 listed in each of the following four years. The project is to implement a hardware/software replacement program to occur on an annual basis.
~ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT    One project listed at a cost of $3,960,000 to bring a natural gas pipeline to King George Industrial Park to increase potential for economic development.
     NATURAL GAS PIPELINE – $360,000 listed in 2011-12 and $3,600,000 listed in 2012-13.
~COMBINED COURTS    One project listed for a new Courts building totaling $15,400,000.
     REPLACE COURTHOUSE – $1,400,000 listed in 2013-14 and $14,000,000 in 2014-15.  
~SHERIFF'S OFFICE    One project listed at $195,750.
     MOBILE DATA TERMINALS REPLACEMENT – $195,750 listed in 2011-12.    
~SMOOT LIBRARY    One project listed at $4,075,000.
     MAIN LIBRARY EXPANSION - $3,875,000 listed in 2010-11 and $200,000 in 2011-12. The finished project is slated to add $260,000 in annual operating costs.
~EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT    Seven projects listed totaling $5,095,000.  Many of the items are for cyclical replacement of required safety equipment.  
     REPLACE ENGINE #11 - $525,000 listed in 2012-13.
     REPLACE ENGINE #32 - $300,000 requested in 2010-11.
     AMBULANCE REPLACEMENT PROGRAM - $155,000 listed in 2010-11, $155,000 in 2011-12, $160,000 in 2012-13, $160,000 in 2013-14, and $160,000 in 2014-15.  
     REPLACE COMPANY 2 IN DAHLGREN AREA - $250,000 listed in 2010-11, and $2,300,000 in 2012-13.
     REPLACEMENT OF BRUSH TRUCK - Urgent - $60,000 is requested in 2009-10.
     REPLACE ENGINE #21– Future - $525,000 is requested in 2013-14.
     PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT - $50,000 in 2011-12 and $50,000 in 2014-15.
     REGIONAL FIRE/EMS TRAINING CENTER – $100,000 listed in 2011-12, $100,000 in 2012-13, $100,000 in 2013-14, $100,000 in 2014-15.

By Phyllis Cook
Staff Reporter

 

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