910 - Capital Improvement
City of East Providence FY2023 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 2023 Capital Budget and the FY 2023 through FY 2027 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 2023 through FY 2027.
FY2023 Capital Proposed Budget Detail
The Planning Department has worked with the Mayor, the Finance Director, and Department Heads to determine an initial Capital Budget for FY 2023, currently determined to be $3,131,725 and to derive a preliminary recommendation of projects to fund across City departments that falls within that budget. Accordingly, the Planning Department offers the Planning Board the following guidance regarding the Board’s recommendation to the Mayor and City Council on Capital funding for FY-2023.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Final Lease Payments for Ladder Truck - $209,755
The final two annual payments for the lease of a new ladder truck are due in 2023 and 2024.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement of Engine 4 (Foam Pump & Roll) - $200,000
This was partially funded in the 2022 Capital Budget and is a continuation of the cost to replace Engine 4.
FIRE DEPARTMENT: Replacement of Engine 5 -$200,000
Replacement of the current frontline Engine 5 which was purchased in 2007 and is currently 15 years old. According to industry standards this should be in reserve status.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - ENGINEERING DIVISION: City Road Improvements - $1,000,000
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 $5,000,000 which will be spread over the course of five years.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Tree Planting - $50,000
These funds would be used to plant trees throughout the City.
DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Public Art - $50,000
These funds would be used for public art improvements and installations as well as the cost of pieces of art from artists.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Salt Brine System - $90,000
This funding is to purchase a salt brine system which is an alternative to rock salt road pretreatment for roadways. This will allow for a more efficient treatment of roads in the future.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - HIGHWAY DIVISION: Repair Catch Basin - $20,000
These funds would be used to repair the catch basin truck frame and body that has rotted over the years. The rest of the truck still in good condition.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: 2 Bobcat Articulating Loader w/ Snow Blower and Trailer for tow - $165,000
These funds would be used to purchase two bobcats and the necessary equipment for the purpose of maintaining sidewalks in the winter.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: 48-inch Scag w/ Bag System - $10,000
These funds would be used for the purchase of a new lawn mower to supplement the existing fleet. This will be a smaller mower to gain better access to smaller harder to access areas.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Ride-On Spreader - $18,000
These funds would be used for the purchase a new spreader to replace old equipment past its useful life. The spreader is used for granular fertilizer application.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: John Deere Tractor - $45,000
These funds would be use to purchase a new tractor to accompany the beach comber as well as other park tasks.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Beach Comber - $50,000
These funds would be sued to purchase a beach comber to clean and maintain city beaches.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Tow Behind Seeder - $20,000
These funds would be used to purchase a tow behind seeder which is a machine used to spread grass seed on city fields. Owning this piece of equipment would eliminate the need for outside contractors.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Landscape Trailers - $5,000
These funds would be used for the purchase of new landscape trailer to replace old trailers past their useful life.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PARKS DIVISION: Kettle Point Ramp ADA - $50,000
These funds would be used to make accessibility improvements to the park and pier at the Kettle Point Park. Currently certain areas of the park need to be improved to meet ADA guidelines.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS: Weaver House - Exterior Repairs - $120,000
These fund would be used to complete repairs to the exterior of the Weaver House Building on Grove Avenue.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: City Hall HVAC Upgrades - $70,000
These funds would be used to make repairs to the existing HVAC system at City Hall.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: - Citywide Gutter Repairs - $30,000
These funds would be used for the maintenance of gutters throughout buildings citwide.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS DIVISION: Pierce Field Repairs - $25,000
These funds would be used to repair dugouts and other existing assets at Pierce Field.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - PUBLIC BUILDINGS: Bathroom at Pierce Field Concession Stand - $75,000
Thes funds would be used to construct a bathroom at the Ann Glover concession stand at Pierce Field.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION: AC Machine- $8,500
These funds would be used to puchase a new AC machine to replace the old machine which is beyond its useful life.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION: Tire Rim Machine - $10,000
These funds would be used to purchase a new tire rim machine to replace the old machine which is beyond its useful life.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - CENTRAL GARAGE DIVISION: Tire Balancer Machine - $7,500
These funds woud be used to purchase a new tire balancer machine to replace the old machine which is beyond its useful life.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - Refuse/Recycling: Recycling Center Check-in Building - $10,000
This funding to be used for a small structure for the recycling center.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS - Refuse/Recycling: New Roll-off Container for Disposal - $20,000
This funding is to purchase a new roll-off dumpser to replace the old equipment which is beyond repair.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Station Boiler Replacement - $140,000
This funding is to replace the existing, natural gas-fired, cast-iron sectional, hot water boiler located in the Police Station's Mechanical Equipement Room with two (2) natural gas-fired, condensing hot water boilers.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: Animal Control HVAC/Water Heater - $85,000
This funding is for the installation of two package heating and cooling untis with new exhaust fans with building management controls and a new water heater.
Treasury: New Office Carpet - $10,000
This funding is to purchase a new carpet which is over 30 years old and in need of replacement.
Senior Center: Window Replacement - $187,970
This funding is to replace windows in the old part of the Senior Center which was the original Providence Country Day School. This area has the original windows which need replacing.
Carousel: Stabilization Phase 2 - $150,000
Phase two of the carousel's stabilization includes replacing the carousel's center bearing and top bearing. The bearings are worn and no longer functioning as designed in 1895. The City will be applying for a matching grant from the State Historic Preservation.