City Council Goal #1

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GOAL #1:  FINANCIALLY SOUND CITY PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY SERVICE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

OBJECTIVES:

• Take financially responsible actions creating a long-term sustainable City government.   Follow sound fiscal policies and maintain fund reserves consistent with defined City policies and national standards.
• Provide sufficient resources to support defined City services and service levels.  Provide best value for tax dollars and fees.
• Continue to evaluate alternative funding mechanisms for infrastructure maintenance.
• Increase trust and confidence in City government through resident engagement.  Provide customer-friendly services and fees.

ACTION STEPS:

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ACTION STEP 1: Improve and Repair Sidewalks and Streets. (Seven Votes)
​We approved the gas tax to go to roads and sidewalks. This is important. Additionally, to make Rock Island a walkable area we need to look at additional areas to put in sidewalks. Residents bike as well, so we need bike lanes for residents to access those areas. If you want younger people to move here, we need to make it more urban, walkable and bikeable.
LEAD: PW
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This action step will assist in CED’s goal of making and keeping Rock Island a great city in which to live and do business. (Goal #4, Action Step #1)

​ 2019 funding for Street Maintenance:

​ • Motor Fuel Tax Funding -$984,000 budgeted (Used to pay for manpower and equipment of street maintenance and salt purchases. Street sweeping, pothole patching, street signing, snow removal, right of way maintenance and alley grading)

​ • Gaming Funding – Varies year to year on funding amount and where it will be distributed Utility Pavement Patching Program $167,000

​ • General Fund Funding
​ Brick Pavement Program $70,000
​Asphalt Pavement Patching Program $70,000
​Pavement Striping Program $70,000

​ 2020 Estimated funding for Street Maintenance:

​ • Motor Fuel Tax Funding - $984,000
​ • Motor Fuel Tax Funding - Increase July 1, 2019 $500,000 estimated increase and still TBD.
​• Local Gas Tax diverted to street maintenance $500,000
​• Gaming and General Fund Funding TBD for 2020 (recommendation is to be at or above 2019 funding level)
​ • September 2019 - Study Session to outline 2020 Street Maintenance plan with additional funding from Motor Fuel Tax and Local Gas Tax
​ • October 2019 - CIP presented to Council for approval
​ • December 2019 - 2020 Street funding level approved as part of the 2020 Budget
​• Spring 2020 - Street construction season begins
​• July 2020 - Update to Council on Street repair progress
​• Fall 2020 - Study Session to recap 2020 Street repair and present 2021 Street Maintenance Plan