The City’s Engineering/Capital Projects and Parks and Recreation departments appeared before the City Council Monday night to report on current and future maintenance and planning strategies.
Council was informed that proposed funding for street, alley and sewer maintenance for the next fiscal year will remain about the same as this year and that water maintenance will need a slight increase of about $100,000 (from $1.3 million to $1.4 million) for FY 2020-21 primarily due to hydrant repair/replacement that helps the City maintain its ISO-1 rating for the Fire Department.
The Council was also informed that trail construction underway at Breckinridge Park and along Duck Creek in central Richardson, are also nearing completion. Combined, both projects will add nearly three miles to the City’s network and provide key connecting points in a Six Cities Trail Plan begun in 2001, which will eventually connect Richardson, Garland, Plano, Allen, McKinney and Frisco.
Monday’s presentation by the departments was done in preparation for the Council’s Budget Workshop meeting scheduled to take place in July. Other city departments will continue to appear before council between now and next month to provide overviews of their project needs.