910 - Capital Improvement

City of East Providence FY2022 Budget Summary

Capital Budget & Improvement Program



The Planning Department has worked in cooperation with the Mayor, Finance Director, and Department and Division Heads in the preparation of the proposed FY 2022 Capital Budget and the FY 2022 through FY 2026 Capital Improvement Program. Each year, the Planning Department solicits Capital Budget funding requests for the upcoming fiscal year beginning November 1 and compiles an inventory of recommended capital improvements across the City for the five-fiscal-year period beginning at the same time. The result is the attached Five-Year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Master List, compiled from all of the City Department budget submissions, and ranked by department priorities for FY 2022 through FY 2026.

FY2022 Capital Council-Approved Budget



The Planning Department has worked with the mayor, finance director and department heads to determine a Capital budget for FY 2022, currently determined to be $2,796,905 and to derive a preliminary recommendation of projects to fund across city departments that fall within that budget.

COUNCIL APPROVED -

FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement of Engine 4 (Foam Pump & Roll) - $200,000

Due to the age, increased costs for maintenance, and progressive corrosion and oxidation throughout the Engine 4 vehicle, it is highly recommended that it be replaced as soon as possible. According to industry standards, this vehicle should be in reserve apparatus status. The cost of the vehicle is $880,000 which will be spread over the course of five years.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING: City Road Improvements - $750,000

These funds would be spent on continued improvements to roadways throughout all areas of the City. Many city roadways are deteriorating and need repairs to prevent damage to vehicles or pedestrians. The total estimated cost is $3 million, which will be spread over the course of four years.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: (3) 3/4 Ton Pickup Trucks w/ Plows - $150,000

These funds would be used to replace three lead worker pickup trucks. These vehicles are front line and are used to plow with lead workers in winter operations.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Replace Mini Excavator - $70,000

These funds would be used to replace the existing mini-excavator, which is 15 years old, and is in constant need of repair. This piece of equipment is essential to brook maintenance and out trench work.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Replace Backhoe - $140,000

The existing 19-year-old backhoe needs replacement. This piece of equipment is used daily to complete jobs throughout the city

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Bobcat Trailer - $10,000

These funds would be used to purchase a trailer to haul the Parks Division Bobcat during emergency snow removal of city sidewalks. The department does not currently have a trailer capable of carrying the weight of the equipment and as a result have experienced delays in getting the sidewalks cleaned.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: 3/4 Ton Utility Body Pickup w/ Plow Package - $80,000

These funds would be used to purchase a ¾ ton utility body pickup with a plow package. The current ¾ ton utility body pickup is the oldest of its kind in the fleet and is in great disrepair. The toolbox latches and doors are held closed with carter pins and compartment bottoms are rusted through and not usable.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: 3/4 Ton Pickup Truck with Plow Package - $45,000

These funds would be used to purchase a ¾ ton pickup truck with a plow package. The current fleet is in need of a replacement program to phase out non-compliant trucks. The Parks Division trucks are a vital part of day-to-day operations, which includes hauling landscape trailers for maintenance of city parks while assisting in snow removal operations.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Scag Turf Tiger II Riding Mower - $15,000

These funds would be used to purchase a scag Turf Tiger II riding mower with a roller. Scag mowers are used daily by the Parks Division staff to maintain 400 acres of turf citywide. Currently three scags in the department’s fleet are from the 2005-2007 production year and are in need of replacement.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Topdresser - $15,000

These funds would be used to purchase a Toro Topdresser. Top dressing is a vital step in the cultivation efforts of the Parks Division for maintaining athletic fields and providing safe playable conditions for users. The purchase of this new topdresser will eliminate the need for the city to outsource this cost, which will save the city money and expand Parks’ ability to perform top dressing to more athletic fields citywide.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Irrigation – Pierce Little League Fields - $40,000

These funds would be used for irrigation system upgrades on the Rodericks/Amaral Little League Fields at Pierce Field. The current field’s irrigation system is outdated and inoperable at times. The existing system was installed in 1991 and features an on-demand system, which can be labor intensive and operate inefficiently. The new irrigation system would protect the investments made in the turf by providing consistent water during drought season.


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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Landscape Trailers (Double) - $7,000

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Kent Heights Park Improvements - $200,000

Resurface the tennis and basketball area including the use for futsal, improve the walking path, lighting, and add additional trees.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Glenlyon Park Improvements - $150,000

Lighting for walking path, an added pickleball court and additional trees.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Replace LED Lighting at Harry Mutter Jr. Athletic Complex - $100,000

Replace LED lights in the back softball field.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Tree Planting - $25,000

Additional tree plantings along the street to increase tree canopy cover.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Weaver Library – Replace Fire Alarms - $25,000

These funds would be used to replace the 30-year-old fire alarm system at Weaver Library. Purchase of this system will increase safety and bring the building into compliance with state and federal regulations. A delay of this project could jeopardize the safety of city employees and the public.



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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: DPW Garage – Update Heating Controls - $50,000

These funds would be used to upgrade the heating system controls at the Central Garage Complex at 60 Commercial Way. This update would result in lower heating costs and increased energy efficiency.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall – New Controls HVAC and VAV - $25,000

These funds would be used to upgrade and replace HVAC and VAV controls in City Hall. This project includes the replacement of the boiler, which is necessary due to its age and condition. These upgrades will result in lower heating costs.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall – Replacement of Acoustical Tile - $100,000

These funds would be used to replace the acoustical ceiling tile in the corridors of two floors of City Hall. This project will increase City Hall safety and bring the building into compliance with State and Federal regulations. The total cost of the project is $250,000 with $100,000 being spent in 2022, $100,000 in 2023, and $50,000 in 2024.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall – Installation of Fireproof Carpeting - $50,000

These funds would be used to install fireproof carpeting on the three floors in City Hall to upgrade to Fire Safety standards. This project will increase safety at City Hall and bring the building into compliance with State and Federal regulations.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: DPW – Five Ton Split System (Rooftop Unit) - $50,000

These funds would be used to replace existing window units with a rooftop unit for four offices and the Sign shop. The replacement of the current units with a rooftop unit will result in lower energy costs and increased energy efficiency.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall – New Outside LED Lighting - $30,000

These funds would be used for the outside installation of new electronic LED lighting for the exterior roofline of City Hall. The installation of LED lighting will enhance the exterior appearance of City Hall and can be used for various community events.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall – Car and Truck Charging Stations (4) - $25,000

These funds would be used to install four new electric car and truck charging stations outside of City Hall. As more people purchase electronic vehicles, charging stations will be necessary for employees and visitors to City Hall.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Turner Reservoir Pump Station – Roof and Scaffolding - $50,000

These funds would be used to replace the existing roof of the pump station at Turner Reservoir with a new metal roof and for the installation of scaffolding.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Carousel – Upper Window Restoration - $17,760

These funds would be used to repair, rebuild, or replace the framework on the upper stain glass windows. The wood is currently deteriorating on two windows, causing water to infiltrate the building and the stained glass to free fall from the second story windows. If not repaired, the wood will continue to deteriorate, causing further damage to the building.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Carousel – Security Cameras - $17,765

These funds would be used to install security cameras to protect and monitor the Carousel building which is a 126-year-old National Historic Landmark. The installation of these cameras will help deter/apprehend vandals.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Carousel – Deck - Reinforce and Restore - $6,380

These funds would be used to reinforce the original wooden deck boards. Over time, the deck of the Carousel has started to wear causing gaping between planks. If the boards continue to separate, they could crack and would require replacing rather than reinforcement.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Carousel – Sand and Protect Building Floors - $10,000

These funds would be used to sand and finish building floors. The wooden floor is unfinished and showing signs of wear. A light sanding and application of floor protectant has been advised to keep the integrity of the original wood.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Desktop Computers and Hardware - $51,000

Computers and computer hardware for all city divisions that needed new desktop monitors and/or computers.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION: Diagnostic Program - $12,000

These funds would be used for the Central Garage’s need of a computer and program to diagnose and repair all city vehicles including all public safety vehicles. The current program cannot be updated and is losing its capability to work.

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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION: Fuel Management System - $75,000

These funds would be used to upgrade the City’s fueling pumps and management software. The current system was purchased in 1998 and is no longer able to operate on the City’s network and is unable to manage the fuel system at Fire Stations 2 and 3.

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POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Sub Station - $175,000

These funds would be used to construct a Police Substation on an existing foundation at Pierce Field, which would also be used as a storage area for the Recreation Department’s summer camp materials.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING: Rose Larisa Park Wall (ARPA Eligible/Fed Funding) - $2,500,000

These funds would be used for the landscaping and lighting of the Senior Center property. The landscaping would include the planting of trees, shrubs and flowers, planters, and design features. Lighting would be added to the property to allow use of the walking path in the early morning and evening. The lighting would prevent fall and trip hazards for seniors and decrease the city’s liability.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING: Rose Larisa Park Wall (ARPA Eligible/Fed Funding) - $2,500,000

Replace the 16-foot-high seawall that is moving and has fallen. The wall is at least 60 years old. If nothing is done, the wall may collapse on to the beach. The city would be required to remove the wall and protect the slope and park.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement of Rescue 4 (ARPA eligible) - $434,000

Replacement of vehicle due to year and mileage of vehicle.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING: Runnins River Channel Improvements (ARPA eligible) - $100,000

Continue work within the State Street neighborhood including channel improvements to help reduce flooding. Funding sourced from Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank or ARPA eligible.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING: Booth Avenue (RIIB) (ARPA eligible) - $1,100,000

The northerly end of Booth Avenue is subject to erosion due to currents that exist in Bullocks Cove. If nothing is done, the road will collapse in the cove.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Fuller Library - Replace HVAC Unit (ARPA eligible) - $55,000

The replacement of the current unit will result In lower energy costs and increased energy efficiency.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Dog Pound - Replace HVAC (s) & Ductwork (ARPA eligible) - $40,000

Replace two HVAC units and replace all existing ductwork.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Police Station - Install New Boiler - $125,000 (federal asset forfeiture)

Install new boiler to replace 25 year old unit. Will result in lower engery costs and increased energy efficiency.

ALTERNATIVE FINANCING DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Shelter/Pavilion - Pierce playground (RI DEM Grant) - $60,000

A shelter/pavilion to provide shade and be a rain shelter for the department' s youth camp participants and as a venue for community events.


910 - Capital: Council-Approved Budget