Monday, March 20, 2017
Gracedale Capital Projects Paid From Operating Funds
Ordinarily, capital projects are funded with bond issues or lines of credit, which creates a debt service. But one change Executive John Brown has made as a result of Council's one mill tax hike in 2015 is to devote operating funds for capital projects at Gracedale, after building the stabilization fund.
"That mill of taxation that we approved is going into capital projects," said Phillips. "This is very cool stuff."
This is where operating funds are being spent on capital projects at Gracedale this year.
Steam line to Boiler house project ($300,000 budgeted). Public Works Director Stan Rugis reports $19,000 is encumbered to Falcon Engineering. He will have specs in 30 days. The steam line will be replaced before parking lot repairs.
Kitchen floor ($325,000 budgeted). - Bids came in too high. Under the procurement code, can speak to low bidder and have done so. Hopes to get it done in three months.
Nursing call station ($400,000 budgeted) - Working on it. A four to five month process.
Laundry compressors ($50,000 budgeted) - complete. .
Elevator upgrade ($200,000 budgeted) - Will start work on elevator #7 today. Will spend another $200,000 next year. That is just one elevator. Elevator #7 handles food service
Air handler units ($125,000 budgeted) - in process. .
Security cameras ($22,400 budgeted) - Identifying holes in security camera coverage.
Paved parking lot ($700,000 budgeted). - Not out to bid yet.
Curb and sidewalks ($35,000) - getting quotes.
Sewer riser, kitchen equipment. - complete.