Make Your Voices Heard. Contact your Alderman and Mayor, Comptroller, Board President. Contact info at end of post.
2 pm Friday, January 12, 2018
City Capital Committee
Board of Public Service Conference Room
Room 305, City Hall, 1200 Market
Open to the Public
City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda
The Agenda is a proposed $50 Million GO Bond ballot issue, the second meeting of the City Capital Committee on this issue. No media attended the first meeting to my knowledge.
Information on the first meeting here
Last month, Comptroller Darlene Green called for a vote on a $50 Million GO bond issue.
There are no citywide elections scheduled for St. Louis City until the August Primary and November General State Elections. There is no money budgeted by the City for an April municipal election or other citywide special election. Last November’s special election costs for the vote on Prop P sales tax was funded by the use tax generated from last April’s Prop 1 sales tax for Economic Development (Metrolink expansion, neighborhood revitalization, public safety,…)
2016 GO Bond ballot issue
The City Capital Committee is established by ordinance and has nine members: Budget Director (who chairs), Community Development Agency Director, President Board of Public Service, President Board of Aldermen (or designee), One Alderman appointed by Board President, Board of Aldermen Ways & Means Chair (or designee), Comptroller (or designee), One management staffer @ Comptroller Office, Mayor (or designee).
The City has no webpage for City Capital Committee and there are no Meeting Minutes posted online. At this time, we know the name of only one of the two Aldermen members of the committee- new Ways & Means (Budget) Chair 26th Ward Alderman Frank Williamson.
There is also a Citizens Advisory Committee for Capital Expenditures established by ordinance and consisting of… 2 members appointed by each of the City’s 28 Aldermen, 4 members appointed by Mayor, 4 members appointed by Comptroller, 4 members appointed by Board President.
There is no webpage for this Citizens committee, no Meeting Minutes posted online. A Sunshine request has been made for the last Meeting Minutes of the committee in hopes of finding out who is on it.
The ordinances creating both of these committees are found at City Code 5.35.020, 5.35.030, 5.35.040.
There was a Draft 1/4/2018 circulated at Monday meeting but immediately revised.
$1 Million of the proposed $50 Million Bond Issue would go for the cost of issuance.
Fire Department Vehicles
(deleted- proposed $300,000 for 6 First Responder Vehicles, 4×4 crew cab)
$ 192,000 for 4 Command Vehicles (first proposed as $141,000 for 3)
$ 125,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Air)
$ 209,000 for 1 Heavy Duty Truck (Fuel)
$1,300,000 for 100′ Aerial Platform
$1,250,000 for 5 Ambulances (Med Duty)
$9,495,000 for 9 Pumper w/ 75′ Ladder
$1,600,000 for 2 Pumpers
$ 250,000 for 1 Foam/Chemical Truck
$ 70,000 for 1 Fire Investigation Unit
$ 60,000 for 1 Service Truck
$ 60,000 for 1 Tire Truck
$1,100,000 for Fire Station Roofs
$ 592,000 for Fire Station Generators
$6,500,000 for Radio Equipment (placeholder amount- SLMPD radio vendor- Motorola- informed City late 2017 that it would be discontinuing service & parts supply for the units in 2018)
$1,300,000 for Property Custody/SWAT HQ (that stands out because the 2015 GO Bond had $2,100,00 earmarked to retrofit a bldg for SLMPD property custody storage)
$ 165,000 for Plumbing Repair
$ 200,000 for Showers & Toilets
$1,200,000 for Video Security Equipment Upgrades
$3,229,000 for Air Conditioning Dorm, Chapel, Gym, Pods, Kitchen, Cafeteria (temporary AC units will be used 2018)
$ 12,000 for Sprinkler Heads (Pods)
$ 900,000 for Sprinkler System (Dorm)
$ 800,000 for Boiler Replacement Courts and Juvenile Detention
$5,000,000 for HVAC
City Hall & Other Municipal Buildings
$1,000,000 for HVAC
$1,300,000 for Restroom Upgrades (City Hall)
$1,600,000 to Replace Electrical Switchgear & Panel Boards (City Hall) Oddly, ongoing leaking roof at City Hall, is not on the list.
$1,000,000 for Miscellaneous Building Repairs
Accounting & Payroll System
ADA Transition Plan $1,000,000 (reduced from $1,500,000)
Bridge Projects $2,500,000 (Southwest @ Columbia; Compton; $1 M+ needed for the Kingshighway viaduct, McRee to Manchester)
Progress Report for the 2016 GO Bond Issue
Nothing is written in stone yet. When the Capital Committee is finished, the proposal must go through Board of Estimate and Apportionment (Mayor, Comptroller, Board President) and Board of Aldermen before going on ballot.
Let elected officials know what you think. Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green
Board President Lewis Reed
Members of Board of Aldermen