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1 Public Works Department Citizens Academy, March 2014

2 Mission Statement & Accreditation “Manage the city’s transportation, stormwater, and solid waste systems to enhance the quality of life for the Gainesville community.” Accredited Agency by the American Public Works Association (APWA)  The 47 th APWA Accredited Agency in the nation; 4 th in the state of Florida;  Reaccredited in January 2012

3 Management Team Public Works – 163.75 FTE Teresa Scott, P.E. Director Jerry Hanson Operations Mgr Debbie Leistner PW Planning Mgr Steve Joplin Solid Waste Mgr Chantel Thomas Office Mgr Phil Mann, P.E. Assistant PW Director Matt Weisman, P.E. Traffic Ops Mgr Supervising Engineer RTS

4 Funding Sources  General Fund (GF)  Signal Maintenance Agreements  Parking Permits/Meters/Enforcement  Streetlight Maintenance (state)  Stormwater Management Utility Enterprise Fund (SMU) ($7.1M)  Solid Waste Enterprise Fund (SW) ($8.6M)

5 Expenditures $24,086,776 Annual Budget

6 Expenditures by Fund

7 Enterprise Funds - Solid Waste  Residential - $7 million - 2011  Contract Collection – WCA current hauler  26,440 customers (2013 average)  Contract Disposal  Alachua County Leveda Brown Transfer Facility  New River Landfill  20,081 tons of waste disposed  SP Recycling  13,488 tons of waste diverted

8 Enterprise Funds - Solid Waste  Residential  $676k towards pavement resurfacing growing to $1.8M over three years  $300k to GF for concrete curb repairs  Commercial  Franchise Fees on Commercial Haulers  $1 million/year  Focus on mandatory recycling compliance  11,000 tons of recycled materials captured

9 Enterprise Funds - Solid Waste  Other Programs funded through SW  Keep Alachua County Beautiful  Graffiti abatement  Adopt-a-Street  Litter Pick-up  Inmate Crew  75% Recycling Target by 2020

10 Enterprise Funds - SMU  Stormwater Management Utility  $7.1 million revenue – 2014 projected  $8.56/Equivalent Residential Unit  69,911 ERU’s billed each month (average)  Programs  Mosquito Control  Streetsweeping  Stormwater Systems Maintenance  Closed – inlets/pipes  Open – ditches/ponds

11 General Fund  Pavement Management – city streets (390 centerline miles)  Resurfacing  Pot-hole maintenance  Sidewalk Maintenance/Construction  Concrete Curb maintenance/construction  Right-of-way maintenance  Mowing  Vegetation cut-back  Urban Forestry maintenance

12 General Fund  Traffic Signal Maintenance  County-wide  100% change out to LED’s (within city)  Approximate $8,000/month savings in energy cost  Traffic Signs/Markings  City Streets  Parking Program – Garage, On-Street, Enforcement  Roadway and Pedestrian Lighting  LED Pilots

13 PW Services Jointly Funded  Administration  Strategic Planning  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)  Development of Capital Improvements Plan  Safety Studies  Development Review  Grant Coordination  Engineering Services  Project Management  Surveying  Inspections

14 Partnerships  Clean Water Partnership  City, County, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)  Work together to reduce nutrient (organic material) and coliform (human and animal waste materials) pollutants in stormwater and local waterways  You can help by:  Following Homeowner Best Management Practices  Reporting any suspect discharges by calling hotline  Encouraging Best Management Practices at local businesses  Remembering that everything you do on the land’s surface can end up in our creeks – our creeks flow into our aquifer, so it takes all of us working together to keep our water clean!

15 How you can help! Report illegal discharges to 352-264-6800

16 Partnerships  Traffic Management System  City, County, FDOT, UF  County-wide  Traffic Management Center  Bicycle/Pedestrian Program  County  MTPO

17 Capital Projects  Transportation  Trails  Intersection  Sidewalks  Mill/Resurface  Reconstruction

18 Depot Park

19 Depot / 4 St Roundabout

20 6 th Street Rail Trail Additional 0.62 miles of trail

21 Regional Transit System (RTS)  Service Area: 82 sq. miles  Service Area Population: 159,508 UZA  290 employees  Fleet Size: 123 buses  Fleet Age: 8 years  City Routes:33 (87 buses)  Campus Routes:9 ( 18 buses)  Later Gator: 5 (13 buses)  ADA Service 22 (vans) RTS contracts with MV Transportation

22 RTS Budget – FY14 $23,436,565

23 RTS Ridership Fiscal Year 1996-2013

24 RTS Access  Employee pass program  Discount pass program  Partnerships with Santa Fe and UF  Bus Tracking System  Gator locator (http://ufl.transloc.com)http://ufl.transloc.com  Google trip planner

25  For additional information visit: www.cityofgainesville.org/publicworks http://go-rts.com


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