The Superintendent of Public Works presented the Department of Public Works and Enterprise Fund proposed FY20 budgets. The Public Works budget is a level services budget with increases due to personnel costs. He spoke about the various permits under which this department works. These include water management, water conservation, waste water discharge, and storm water.
Maintenance of facilities is a concern as is finding and keeping employees. Road work projects include those on East Pleasnat Street and West Bay Road. Snow and ice and cemeteries sections were discussed. The Water and Sewer Funds both have 10 cent per 100 cu ft rate increases in their budgets. These funds are in good condition. The Solid Waste Fund continues to be a challenge. The Transportation Fund has a $53,000 surplus. Tickets are down.
The April Nelson-Nygard report provided information about costs of building a parking facility. It would cost $40,000/space to build and $275/month in revenue to pay for that cost. Current revenue/space would not cover this cost.