Presentation on theme: "Utility Extension Project"— Presentation transcript:
1 Utility Extension Project Water, Sewer & Gas Extensions Franklin, CTLenard Engineering, Inc.
2 Project SummaryNew Project limits include:Route 32, from Old Rt. 32 to Murphy Road (Segments 1 & 2)Murphy Road from Route 32 to Route 87 (Segments 3 & 4)10,400 feet of gravity sewer, 1,350 feet of sewer force main, one pump stationSewer connection to NPU on Old Route 329,200 feet of water main, including connection to NPU on New Park Ave.Total Project Cost $ millionUSDA Grant / Loan will fund $ million (Segments 1 & 2)Additional State and Federal Grants applications underway for balance of projectLenard Engineering, Inc.
4 Preliminary Design Results Refined previous conceptual design layout and cost estimateCreated new base mapping using current aerial maps, DOT right-of-way maps, Town assessors maps, and topographic mapsPrepared layout plans for water, sewer and gas mainsReduced number of costly sewer pumping stations from four to one (Murphy Road)Conducted three days of test borings (40 locations) to better quantify rock excavationBroke project into four (4) segments – See MapReduced contingencies from 30% to 20% based on updated designOverall project cost reduced from $19.5 million to $14.0 millionLenard Engineering, Inc.
7 Local Project Impacts Franklin Hills Estates and Country Club, LLC 18 hole golf course, clubhouse, 100 room lodge and parking structure approvedPrivate water main construction on Rt. 87, Murphy Road to serve their projectsPrivate sewer main construction from New Park Avenue cross-country to Route 32/ Avery Lane to serve their projectsThese mains reduce the lengths of water and sewer mains required by the Town projectEstimated new tax revenues generated: $ 133,000$ 356,000$ 408,000Town of Bozrah Sewer ProjectProject moving slower than FranklinPrevious costly sewer main on Route 87 no longer neededPresent design allows their future connection to Segment 4 on Murphy RoadLenard Engineering, Inc.
8 Project Costs Other Project Costs Construction CostsSegment Rt. 32 south of Route 87 - $3.429 millionSegment Rt. 32, from Rt. 87 to Murphy Rd - $2.404 millionSegment Murphy Road East of railroad tracks - $1.642 millionSegment Murphy Road West of railroad tracks $0.662 millionSUB-TOTAL CONSTRUCTION - $8.138 millionOther Project CostsContingencies (20 %) - $1.628 millionDesign/ Construction Administration (20 %) - $1.628 millionConstruction Inflation (3.5 %) - $0.285 millionNPU Connection Fee (100,000 gpd) - $1.100 millionLegal, Bond Council, Short Term Interest - $1.250 millionSUB-TOTAL - OTHER PROJECT COSTS - $5.890 millionTOTAL PROJECT COST $ MILLIONLenard Engineering, Inc.
9 Typical Property Owner Costs No benefit assessment charges are proposed for this projectProperty owner responsible for water service and sewer lateral on their propertiesWater - $3,000 est.Sewer- $5,000 est.Property owners will become NPU water customer, be billed directly by NorwichSewer bills will be paid to Town of Franklin WPCA, based on water meter readingsTypical Residence / Small Business- 200 gallons per dayWater Charge = $ 585 / yearSewer Charge = $ 650/yearTotal Charge = $ 1,235/yearLenard Engineering, Inc.
10 Proposed Project Schedule May 20, 2015 Town Meeting on this projectMay 27, 2015 Referendum Vote on this projectAssuming May 27, 2015 Referendum PassesApply for additional grant funding from US EDA (due date June 12, 2015)Continue to pursue State, USDA future pooled fundingDesign and Permit Entire Project (Segments 1- 4) June - December 2015If no additional funding is available, construct water and sewer portions of Segments 1 & 2 with USDA funding (March - December 2016)As additional grant funding is obtained, construct remaining portions of the project, Segments 3 & 4- Murphy Road east and west – (through July 2017)Lenard Engineering, Inc.
12 How Will Town Pay for this Project ? USDA Grant- $2.110 million grantUSDA Loan- $7.105 million loan (2.75%, 40 years)Annual Principal and Interest Payment = $ 296,000 beginning in 2017New Projected Tax Revenue from Franklin Hills Estates Approved Projects:$133,000$368,000$408,000Note that future tax revenue from the Franklin Hill Estates approved project will pay for the debt service from the USDA loan.NO ADDITIONAL BENEFIT ASSESSMENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FUND THIS PROJECT!Lenard Engineering, Inc.
13 Benefits of ProjectPublic Health - Eliminates septic systems and private well water quality concernsEconomic Development - Water, Sewer and Gas Utilities will allow more complete development of Town’s commercial and industrial zoned landTaxes - Increases to Grand List will help keep taxes steady over timeLimited Areas for Future Tax Revenue Growth - See map of Protected PropertiesLenard Engineering, Inc.