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City of Raleigh Economic Stimulus Projects
Clarence E. Lightner Public Safety Center
Background:   Provide new facility housing the Police Department Headquarters; Fire Department Headquarters, City Emergency Communications Center (911); City Emergency Operations Center; Traffic Signal System Operations, Data Center Information Technology Consolidation; Building Maintenance Administration for Avery C. Upchurch Complex, Large Assembly Hall for staff and Community use; and a Public Gallery & Café. Project is being designed to attain LEED Gold certification. Cost:   Estimated cost of this projects is $226,070,000.00

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Remote Operations - Solid Waste Services Operations Center
Background:   The Wilders Grove Solid Waste Service Center Facility is one of the initial service facility elements targeted for development and is currently under design. The Wilders Grove Solid Waste Service Center Facility is approximately 20,000 SF in size and will accommodate over 240 Solid Waste staff and operations personnel at the new site. The new facility will encompass approximately 14 acres when completed and will provide 300 parking spaces for employees and the public. The facility will provide for new solid waste vehicle wash and fuel facilities and parking for solid waste vehicle fleet of over 150 vehicles. The facility shall be designed to attain LEED Silver certifications. Cost:   Estimated cost of this projects is $18,000,000.00

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Remote Operations - Building Maintenance Downtown Operations Center
Background:   Upfit existing building for Building maintenance operations center serving Downtown General Government office and operations buildings and Central Area Parks and Recreation Facilities. Facility renovation shall be designed to attain LEED Certification. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project is $ 2,350,000. This includes $1,600,000 for land purchase and $750,000 for renovations and upfit.

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Remote Operations - Mount Herman
Background:   The remote operations network operation network planed for this site will include new facilities for Street Maintenance, Vehicle Fleet Services, Traffic Engineering, Parks and Recreation and Building Maintenance. The program needs are projected at over 215,000 SF of building and shops and 233,000 SF of storage. Over 160 employees will eventually be located at the site with parking and with over 360 City vehicles being assigned to the site. Total site requirements are projected to be approximately 30 acres. Facility construction shall be designed to attain LEED Silver certification. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $80,000,000.00.

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Remote Operations - Vehicle Fleet Services - multiple sites
Background:   New facilities are planned for 4 nodes of the City, located in high growth areas. The networks have been identified as the Downtown Remote Operations Facility Site, the Wilders Grove Remote Operations Facility Site, the Mt. Herman Remote Operations Facility, and the North East Remote Operations Facility Site: The vehicle fleet network is to include planning, design, engineering and other services to provide for an integrated City wide vehicle fleet management system at all Remote Operations Facilities. The facilities, equipment, functional areas and operational standards are desired to be of uniform design for all sites to allow for uniformity and management efficiency across the entire City network. Facility construction shall be designed to attain LEED Silver certification. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $75,000,000.

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Downtown District Station
Background:   Provide upfit of purchased facility for Downtown Police Field Operations center and relocate Criminal Evidence Storage to enable demolition for the Clarence E Lightner facility construction. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $3,500,000.

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Six Forks Road Police Headquarters Relocation
Background:   Provide renovation and upfit of purchased facility for Police Head Quarters and Detectives Operations center to enable demolition for the Clarence E Lightner facility construction. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $2,500,000.00.

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Walnut Creek Softball Complex Field Fencing
Background:   WCSBC, the premiere athletic facility for the City of Raleigh, is programmed five nights per week starting in March through mid November and accommodates 36 (+/-) tournaments per year. Current fencing is damaged to the point where replacement is required. This includes bowing, curled edges, peeling coating and lack of structural integrity. Installed in the early 1990's combined with the amount of use at these facilities has reached the end of it's life-cycle. Replacement of perimeter fencing, to include dugouts, of the nine softball fields at Walnut Creek Softball Complex (WCSBC). WCSBC houses two, spoke-type field layouts with five and four fields respectively. The fifth field on the second spoke is yet to be developed due to construction limitations. Scope of the project would include complete removal and replacement of all existing fencing, gates, perimeter fencing that secures the spokes and awnings over the dugouts. Installation would be per specifications outlined by the City of Raleigh. Fence type to be a minimum #9 gauge galvanized core with a black vinyl coated finish. This project is currently positioned in the five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Due to the significant cost of this project it is phased over two years. If proposed as a one year project the total cost of would be 1/10th of the annual Parks and Recreation CIP budget. Spanning over two years makes it more palatable but significantly limits the ability to address other departmental needs.

Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $600,000.00.

Parks and Recreation 

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Parks Structure Repair & Replacement
Background:   The Parks Division completes an annual inspection of approximately 1/5 of its wooden structures (i.e bridges, boardwalks, etc.) by a structural engineering firm. Routine inspections are also completed 3x/year by in-house staff. The result of these inspections will determine what structures require major repair or modification or have reached the point where they need to be replaced due to structural failure. Repair and replacement of bridges and/or other structures as determined by Structural Engineer. The function of the assessment is to identify the current structural integrity and identify needed repairs. In some instances wholesale replacement is required to insure users are not at risk in using. Structures are used to provide access across bodies of water to connect trail segments constructed at individual park facilities. Current requiring replacement include: Lions Park #391 Fallon Park #394 & #395 Durant Nature Park #303 Millbrook Exchange #302 Eastgate #313 & #314 Current approved funding in the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is $75,000. This would cover two of the above listed bridges. Additionally in FY 08-09, 2x the structures will be engineer evaluated.

Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project including design and construction is $260,000.00.
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Parks Improvement Projects
Background:   Various structures at community Parks require upgrading and improvements. Many of these projects have been deferred due to budget limitations. This includes upgrading the picnic shelters at Chavis, Jaycee, Roberts, and Kiwanis parks and upgrading comfort stations (restrooms) at Jaycee, Roberts, and Shelley Lake. In addition, Sgt. Courtney T. Johnson Community Center is in need of renovations. And the Martin Luther King, Jr. Gardens requires renovations and expansion. Also, the synthetic turf athletic field requires improvements as well. Cost:   Total estimated cost of all the listed projects is $3,975,000. Picnic shelter improvements - $500,000 Comfort Stations Improvements - $600,000 Sgt. Courtney T. Johnson Community Center Renovations $900,000 Martin Luther King, Jr. Gardens Expansion/Renovations - $625,000 Synthetic Turf Athletic Field - $1,350,000

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Neuse River Greenway - Falls of Neuse Dam to CASL
Background:   The City of Raleigh has completed the design for this section of the Neuse River Trail. The City does not adequate funding to complete the entire 26 mile section of non-vehicular greenway from Falls Lake Dam to the Wake/ Johnston County line.: The project includes paving a 10’ wide non-vehicular trail and replacing a number of foot bridges to current standards to meet the current requirements. There are insufficient funds available to complete the Neuse River Greenway Trail. The Upper Neuse Project is ready to bid and start construction within 6 months and is scheduled to be completed within 14 months of the start. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project is $5,800,000.

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Bridge Replacement and Removal
Background:   The City of Raleigh currently has a contract with Dewberry & Davis, Inc for engineering services related to bridge removal and replacement. Construction plans are nearly 100 complete. The following is a list of the project scope for each segment of greenway: Ironwood Trail – Trail relocation, bridge removal, new 500 lf of asphalt Rocky Branch Trail – Bridge removal, new 65 lf of asphalt Little Rock – New 10’ x 37’ pedestrian bridge Lake Park – Bridge removal, 110 lf of new gravel path, new 10’ x 28’
pedestrian bridge

These projects are currently unfunded and the design is nearly complete. These segments of greenway are in need of repair as the existing bridges are older wooden bridges and jeopardized by stream bank erosion. Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project is $330,000.00.

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Neuse River Greenway Paving - Lake Lynn Greenway
Background:   Several greenway trails are in need of repaving. Lake Lynn Trail is approximately 2.2 miles in length and critically needs to be repaved. It is necessary to resurface asphalt greenway trails when they become cracked and broken due to tree root invasion. This work is necessary to eliminate trip hazards on the trail and to meet ADA requirements. The scope of the work includes removing the existing asphalt surfacing, replacing/repairing a number of storm drainage structures and repaving the entire trail. The City has insufficient funds to complete this work in the coming fiscal year.

Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project is $500,000.00.

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Neuse River Greenway Trail Extension
Background:   The City of Raleigh has funding for the design of the Neuse River Trail extending from Falls of Neuse Road at Falls of Neuse Dam south to the Wake Johnston County Line. This trail length is 28 miles long. Most of this trail will require approximately 2 years to complete engineering drawings and secure needed permits. The section from Skycrest Drive south to Anderson Point Park is 4.2 miles in length and will be ready for construction within one year . The project includes paving a 10’ wide non-vehicular trail and replacing a number of foot bridges to current standards to meet the current requirements. The design for this project is funded but the construction is unfunded. Plans and permits can be completed within one year so that construction can begin.

Cost:   Total estimated cost of this project is $2,810,000.00.

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NRWWTP Emergency Generator and Switchgear Improvements Background:   The Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (NRWWTP) is a regional plant that treats wastewater from Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Wendell, Rolesville, and parts of Wake Forest, North Carolina with a current treatment capacity of 60 MGD. An NPDES permit has been issued to expand the treatment capacity to 75 MGD. The 15 MGD expansion project is currently under design. Electrical improvements to provide an additional standby generator and parallel switchgear were originally planned to be part of the 15 MGD expansion project. However, recent electrical failures on both the switchgear and on-site standby power facilities have emphasized the need to fast track the electrical improvements components of that project. The proposed electrical improvements include installation of a new 3 megawatt standby generator and parallel 25 KV switchgear to provide adequate emergency standby power and provide redundancy in the plant’s electrical distribution system. The design plans for the electrical improvements are 98 complete. Design is scheduled to be complete in January 2009. Design costs have already been encumbered.

Cost:   The estimated construction cost is $7,100,000. Funds are not currently available for the construction costs.

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East Neuse River Parallel Sewer Interceptor Background:   The East Neuse Parallel Sewer Interceptor project includes installation of approximately 12,200 LF of 48” sanitary sewer main on the east side of the Neuse River from south of Buffaloe Road up to the Harris Creek Interceptor that provides sewer service for the Town of Rolesville. The sewer interceptor will provide gravity sewer service to the east side of the Neuse River and help accommodate projected growth in the Rolesville and east Raleigh service areas. The interceptor will also provide relief to the existing sewer interceptor main on the west side of the river, and accommodate abandonment of a private packaged wastewater treatment plant that serves a mobile home park. The project is completely designed, and all easements have been obtained. All environmental permits and approvals have been obtained including the FONSI. The project is ready for bidding. Cost:   The estimated construction cost is $8,000,000. Funds are not currently available for construction.

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Falls of Neuse Road Realignment and Widening Background:   Widening and realignment of existing Falls of Neuse Road to a multi-lane section with sidewalks and streetlights between Raven Ridge Road to existing New Falls of Neuse Road, including a new bridge crossing of the Neuse River. Current Funding: $25.9 million (including approximately $13.4 million in NC DOT/Federal funding commitment through FY 13) Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $4.0 million (assuming current design proposal presented to Council at 12/2/08 Public Hearing)

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Rock Quarry Road Widening, Part B Background:   Widening of existing Rock Quarry Road to a five-lane section with sidewalks and streetlights between Sunnybrook Road and New Hope Road. Current Funding: $5.2 million Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $7.2 million

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Wade Avenue Improvements Background:   Add curb and gutter, sidewalks and streetlights to Wade Avenue between Ridge Road and Faircloth Street. Current Funding: $111,000

Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $864,000

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Buck Jones Road Widening Background:   Widening of Buck Jones Road to a three-lane section with sidewalks and streetlights between Farmgate Road to Xebec Way. Current Funding: $1.8 million

Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $6.8 million

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Lake Wheeler Road Improvements Background:   Addition of multi-use path along west side and turn lane additions at two intersections along Lake Wheeler Road between Tryon Road and the I-40 interchange. Current Funding: $0 (Programmed with FY 09 CIP for first, and only, year funding in FY 10)

Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $2.0 million (based upon FY 09 CIP funding projection plus right-of-way cost estimate not previously included)

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South Street/Lenoir Street Two-Way Conversion Background:   Complete conversions of South Street and Lenoir Street to two-way operation in those areas where they are still one-way operation between South Saunders Street and East Street. Current Funding: $0 (Programmed with FY 09 CIP for first of two years of funding in FY 11)

Cost:   Estimated Additional Funding Needed: $1.7 million (based upon FY 09 CIP funding projection)

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Carolina Pines Dam Rehabilitation Background:   The Carolina Pines Dam is classified by the North Carolina Dam Safety Office as a small, high-hazard dam. If the dam were to fail, it would potentially pose a risk for loss of life or significant property damage. Based on an analysis of the existing spillway, the dam is expected to overtop in a 10 AnnualChance (or 10-year) storm. Currently, the dam does not meet North Carolina Dam Safety standards. This poses a significant risk to both Carolina Pines Avenue and to the single-family dwellings in Oleander Park Subdivision. Available records suggest that the dam was built sometime between 1946 and 1952. The City of Raleigh took ownership of the dam in 1978 (DB 2584, page 145). No problems had been experienced with the dam until Hurricane Fran struck 1996, when the dam overtopped. The dam again overtopped on June 14, 2006 due to Tropical Storm Alberto. The City plans to replace the three 36-inch concrete pipes, which currently act as the only spillway for Carolina Pines Lake, with a spillway structure in the lake and a 5' x 10' concrete culvert. The construction duration is expected to take up to eleven months. Cost:   COST ESTIMATE
1. Engineer’s Estimate: 2. 15 Contingency 3. Easement Purchases 4. Utility Relocations Subtotal 5. Property Purchases (recoverable) TOTAL PROJECT ESTIMATE $ 1,860,047 $ 279,007 $ 44,178 $ 93,002 $ 2,276,234 $ 750,000 $ 3,026,234

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Five Points Drainage Improvement Project
Background:   The Five Points Drainage Study area is bound by Glenwood Avenue, Fairview Road, St. Mary’s Street, and Five Points intersections. The residents and business owners in this area have noted drainage issues during mild and severe rainfall events. A detailed study of the area was performed by Jacobs, Carter & Burgess, our consulting engineer for the project. The study concluded that there was a need for additional storm drain inlets and increased capacity in the existing systems in vicinity of Fairview Road, Myrtle Avenue, and Glenwood Avenue. The proposed improvements call for constructing of additional storm drainage along Myrtle Avenue (24” and 36” RCP) to alleviate surface flows on Fairview Road and Glenwood Avenue. This proposed plan also includes adding catch basins on Reid Street and along Myrtle Avenue. In addition to adding infrastructure, the plans calls of replacing aging and undersized pipes of various materials with appropriately sized concrete piping. The existing storm sewer outfall currently crossing Glenwood Avenue and daylighting on the backside of a privately owned retaining wall to an existing open channel would be increased to a size of 48”RCP. In order to minimize impacts to existing private property improvements, a new discharge point to the open channel would be added instead of removing and replacing the existing retaining wall downstream. The pipe improvements under Glenwood Avenue could be accomplished via open cut or jack and bore and would require NCDOT approval of the project and we would need to obtain temporary and permanent drainage improvements from approximately 4 property owners. The construction cost for the entire project would be approximately $575,000. Of this total amount, $134,000 of this amount is for jack and boring of a new 48” encased RCP for 62 LF under Glenwood Avenue only. The remaining $441,000 would be for the portion of the work outside of the NCDOT right-of-way and would fall under the City’s financial responsibility. Additional survey work would be necessary to gather necessary water, sewer, and private utility service information to property owners along the work area. The outlet of the pipe system downstream does not affect a blue line stream downstream or any regulated wetland areas. This project could be expedited to begin in 90 to 120 days. Cost:   1. Engineer’s Estimate: 2. 15 Contingency 3. Easement Purchases 4. Utility Relocations TOTAL PROJECT ESTIMATE  

$ 480,000 $ 72,000 $ 3,000 $ 20,000 $ 575,000

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Five Points Drainage Improvement Project
Background:   The Five Points Drainage Study area is bound by Glenwood Avenue, Fairview Road, St. Mary’s Street, and Five Points intersections. The residents and business owners in this area have noted drainage issues during mild and severe rainfall events. A detailed study of the area was performed by Jacobs, Carter & Burgess, our consulting engineer for the project. The study concluded that there was a need for additional storm drain inlets and increased capacity in the existing systems in vicinity of Fairview Road, Myrtle Avenue, and Glenwood Avenue. The proposed improvements call for constructing of additional storm drainage along Myrtle Avenue (24” and 36” RCP) to alleviate surface flows on Fairview Road and Glenwood Avenue. This proposed plan also includes adding catch basins on Reid Street and along Myrtle Avenue. In addition to adding infrastructure, the plans calls of replacing aging and undersized pipes of various materials with appropriately sized concrete piping. The existing storm sewer outfall currently crossing Glenwood Avenue and daylighting on the backside of a privately owned retaining wall to an existing open channel would be increased to a size of 48”RCP. In order to minimize impacts to existing private property improvements, a new discharge point to the open channel would be added instead of removing and replacing the existing retaining wall downstream. The pipe improvements under Glenwood Avenue could be accomplished via open cut or jack and bore and would require NCDOT approval of the project and we would need to obtain temporary and permanent drainage improvements from approximately 4 property owners. The construction cost for the entire project would be approximately $575,000. Of this total amount, $134,000 of this amount is for jack and boring of a new 48” encased RCP for 62 LF under Glenwood Avenue only. The remaining $441,000 would be for the portion of the work outside of the NCDOT right-of-way and would fall under the City’s financial responsibility. Additional survey work would be necessary to gather necessary water, sewer, and private utility service information to property owners along the work area. The outlet of the pipe system downstream does not affect a blue line stream downstream or any regulated wetland areas. This project could be expedited to begin in 90 to 120 days. Cost:   1. Engineer’s Estimate: 2. 15 Contingency 3. Easement Purchases 4. Utility Relocations TOTAL PROJECT ESTIMATE  

$ 480,000 $ 72,000 $ 3,000 $ 20,000 $ 575,000

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City Fiber Network
Background:
The City of Raleigh would like to construct a high-speed optical fiber network to connect many of its critical buildings together. This network would benefit the City of Raleigh’s internal operations by lowering operational costs and providing higher speed network connections to city staff. More importantly, however, it will enhance the interoperability of public safety agencies, the ability for essential departments to operate in the event of a disaster, provide opportunities to extend wireless broadband to the community, and allow for enhanced collaboration with other government agencies in the future. Construction of the network would include placing conduit and fiber underground as well as aerial installation of fiber when necessary.

Cost:
Funding in the amount of $2 million if the estimated project cost.

Jonathan Minter Assistant IT Director - Enterprise Infrastructure Management Information Technology

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Generators
Goal:     Acquire funding to purchase generators to protect critical police facilities for the Raleigh Police Department Need/Purpose:   The Raleigh Police Department strives to ensure the safety and property of citizens in our community. In order to guarantee this safety, the department needs the ability to protect critical police facilities, reduce the exposure to liability and minimize community disruption. Public safety offers a line of communication to access external resources. The proficiency in retrieving and safeguarding sensitive documents during these hazards is essential. Without power, the ability to dispense emergency equipment is impeded. The City of Raleigh has two major watershed and is in close proximity to the Shearon Harris Nuclear Facility. Six hazards have been rated moderate to high risk in this are. It includes floods, severe storm/tornadoes, hurricanes/coastal storms, winter storms/freezes, drought/heat waves and wildfires. The police department requires the ability to respond to those emergencies expeditiously when disasters occur. In summary, the funds will allow each facility to sustain police activities without disruption and deliver critical police services to citizens of Raleigh. Cost:    Funding in the amount of $1,500,000.00 is the estimated project cost for the purchase of generators and engineering/administrative fees for the police facilities.

Belinda C. Barrow   Grants Manager   110 S. McDowell St.   Raleigh, NC 27602  (919) 996‐1112 

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Firing Range Support Building
Goal:     Acquire funding build a new Firing Range Support Building for the Raleigh Police Department Need/Purpose:   The Raleigh Police Department requires funding to build a new Firing Range Support Building at the Battlebridge Training Facility. The photo shown to the right is the current building in use by the department. This building was constructed in 1978. Fund for the project would include a new range house for RPD’s firing range, upgrades of the site fencing and necessary repairs to the grounds. The building will house some training staff and provide classroom seating for up to 50 officers. Additionally, it will provide restrooms and storage space for range maintenance equipment and training supplies. The building to the right is an illustration of the proposed request. Cost:    Funding in the amount of $900,000.00 is required to build a new facility and necessary repairs and upgrades.

Belinda C. Barrow   Grants Manager   110 S. McDowell St.   Raleigh, NC 27602  (919) 996‐1112 

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Firing Range Support Building
staff parking 60’ 3’ 22’ 7’ 30’ Revision 1 Firing Range

15’ c l o s e 15’ t

Bathroom

Kitchen/ Breakroom

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RANGE HOUSE 6,904 sq. ft

Equip closet

Courtyard

76’ 6’ 7’ Armory 46’ Classroom hallway to outside 5’ c l o s e t 12’ 12’ 12’ 12’ 14’ 24’

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cleaning area

carport/ mowers tractors equip

Lobby work room storage closet FATS training office

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Belinda C. Barrow   Grants Manager   110 S. McDowell St.   Raleigh, NC 27602  (919) 996‐1112 

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Mobile Command Center
Goal:     Acquire funding to purchase a Mobile Command Center for the Raleigh Police Department. Need/Purpose:   The Mobile Command Center is used for a variety of events. It can act as an incident command center, disaster recovery or as a means of crowd control for a local parade. It can be used in high-crime areas to coordinate operations or even as a mobile substation. Any of these situations can bring a strong police presence into the community. The Mobile Command Center would be assigned to the Special Operations Division. This is a compact and flexible division of the Raleigh Police Department that often sees the nature of its assignments change in response to crime trends and other identified special needs. The division closely monitors statistical information, along with intelligence gathered from field operations and other sources, to specifically target criminal activities and assist with investigations. Cost:    Funding in the amount of $750,000.00 is required for the purchase of the Mobile Command Center and required equipment such as a server, monitors and cameras.

Belinda C. Barrow   Grants Manager   110 S. McDowell St.   Raleigh, NC 27602  (919) 996‐1112 

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Capital Area Transit Operations and Maintenance Facilities
Community Value:   Capital Area Transit (CAT) is currently operating from a facility that is beyond its useful life as defined by the Federal Transit Administration. With the continued implementation of the Capital Area Transit adopted five year transit plan and with a new 2025 planning initiative scheduled to begin in the fall of 2008, a new and expanded facility is needed to support current and future growth of transit services in the region. The dramatic fuel price increases that occurred in early calendar year 2008 have increased CAT’s ridership substantially. CAT recorded a 17 increase in ridership in June and a 25 increase in July of 2008 as compared to the same months in 2007. Background:  CAT currently utilizes an operations and maintenance facility situated on approximately 4 acres. The existing facility is over 30 years old and was originally built to support a fleet of 50 buses; this facility currently houses over 90 buses and support vehicles. Funding has been secured for the purchase of a 23 acre site for the transit operations and maintenance facility. An additional 12.2 million in federal funds are being sought in order to begin the construction phase of this project. The new facility has been strategically located in order to support local and regional transit services. This project is programmed in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and the City of Raleigh’s Capital Improvement Program. Cost:    Appropriate $12,240,000.00 to construct a new and expanded bus operations and maintenance facility.

David Eatman Transit Administrator 222 West Hargett Street, Suite 400 Phone: (919) 996-4040  

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Capital Area Transit 40-Foot Low Floor Transit Bus
Community Value:   Capital Area Transit (CAT) is currently operating buses that are beyond their useful life as defined by the Federal Transit Administration. With the continued implementation of the Capital Area Transit adopted five year transit plan and with a new 2025 planning initiative scheduled to begin in the fall of 2008, new buses are critical to increase reliability, expand service, and to improve public perception. All new CAT buses will be bio-diesel compatible or Hybrid-Electric, low floor, and have particulate traps that greatly reduce particulate emissions.   Background:  The dramatic fuel price increases that occurred in early calendar year 2008 have increased CAT’s ridership substantially. CAT recorded a 20 increase in ridership in the first quarter of FY2009 as compared to the same quarter in FY2008. The increased ridership has stretched existing resources and highlighted the need for the immediate replacement of outdated equipment and expanded services. Years 3 and 4 of the transit plan require 10 expansion buses while an additional 14 are in need of immediate replacement. These projects are programmed in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and the City of Raleigh’s Capital Improvement Program. Cost:    Appropriate $4,373,000.00 to purchase 14 replacement buses. Appropriate $3,666,000.00 to purchase 10 expansion buses. Total Bus Request: $8,039,000.00.

David Eatman Transit Administrator 222 West Hargett Street, Suite 400 Phone: (919) 996-4040  

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Capital Area Transit Bus Transfer Facility
Community Value:   Urban and regional transit services are continuing to expand within the City of Raleigh. Moore Square Station serves as the primary transfer point for local and regional routes serving the central business district. Needed improvements to the facility will increase passenger convenience and safety by upgrading current amenities and removing transfers from adjoining rights of way. Background:  CAT’s main transfer terminal in downtown Raleigh, Moore Square, is over 25 years old. While this facility is perfectly situated within the CBD it is in need of substantial upgrades and expansion to accommodate existing and future local / regional transit services. Due to expanded services buses now use peripheral transfer points located on Blount Street and Wilmington Street. Passenger waiting areas, restrooms, and the Capital Area Transit ticket / information booth are all in need of improvement. This project is programmed in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and the City of Raleigh’s Capital Improvement Program.

David Eatman Transit Administrator 222 West Hargett Street, Suite 400 Phone: (919) 996-4040  

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House Creek Greenway
Background:   The House Creek Greenway is a 2.9 mile greenway project connecting the existing Reedy Creek Greenway with the Crabtree Creek Greenway. This greenway connection provides both recreation and transportation benefits. The major destinations that will be connecting in completing this trail include North Carolina Museum of Art, Meredith College, Umstead State Forest, RBC Sports Center, Crabtree Valley Mall, and the residents of north Raleigh. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring, 2009 Cost:    Total estimated cost of the project is $3.8 million. North Carolina and Federal funds in the amount of $647,000 have previously been committed.

Victor (Vic) Lebsock Senior Greenway Planner 333 Fayetteville Street, Suite 300 Telephone (919) 807-5139

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Relocation of Fire Station #12
Background:   Fire Station #12 was designed and built in 1973 to be a one-company (4 personnel) station. The station is only 3200 sq. ft., including the bay area for apparatus storage, and is built on a .6 acre lot. Due to development in the area, the need currently exists to house a second apparatus (aerial device) and a passenger vehicle at this station. Due to the size of the lot, we are unable to renovate and expand this station. Property is available nearby that would enable us to relocate this station and build a facility capable of housing all three apparatus and personnel. Cost:   

The total cost of both the relocation of Fire State #12 and construction of Fire Satiation is #29 is estimated to be $1.1 million.

L. Bryant Woodall Assistant Fire Chief 919-250-2815

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Construction of Fire Station #29
Background:   Due to recent growth in the area, the need exists to construct a fire station in the northwest quadrant of the city. The area is required to be served by two of our fire stations (providing response by two pumping engines and one aerial apparatus) and we currently only have access to the area by one of our stations. Such a new facility would house one pumping engine, including personnel, and provide needed apparatus storage area for our reserve fire apparatus. Cost:    The total cost of both the relocation of Fire State #12 and construction of Fire Satiation is #29 is estimated to be $1.1 million.  

L. Bryant Woodall Assistant Fire Chief 919-250-2815

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Interoperable Government Communications System
Background:   Currently, the City of Raleigh public safety agencies utilize an 800 MHz radio system owned and operated by Wake County. However, all other government services are assigned to radio channels (high band and UHF) that are incompatible with this system and with each other, rely on aging equipment, and lack capacity and coverage to adequately serve our citizens. Critical peer-to-peer communications cannot be accomplished, adversely impacting day-to-day operations, and greatly minimizing the effect of the National Incident Management System during disasters. Currently, city departments cannot communicate with each other; in fact, some divisions within the same department are on disparate radio channels. Creating an interoperable government communications system would provide coordination between Public Works, Inspections, Parks, Transit, Solid Waste and all other city services, and allow for the issuance of a standardized nonpublic safety radio to all users, simplifying training and maintenance. This “non-public safety network” would be integrated to the public safety network at the Emergency Communications Center, but would also function in a standalone mode. Should the primary law enforcement and fire services network fail, this system would be used as an emergency back-up. Since this system would serve all City of Raleigh departments it would benefit every resident receiving city services. Cost:    The estimate cost of this project is $2 million.

Barry Furey ECC Director 222 West Hargett Street, Suit 012 919-996-5015

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Modernization of Fire Dispatching Infrastructure
Background:   Last year, the Raleigh Fire Department responded to more than 33,000 fires and medical emergencies. While personnel utilize the most modern life saving techniques, their method of dispatching and alerting is built upon 1970’s technology. As of 2013, many of the major components will have to be replaced as they will no longer be approved for use by the Federal Communications Commission. It is the intent of this proposal to replace this aging system with a hybrid, intelligent system utilizing both radio and computer components that would interconnect all fire companies with each other and with the Emergency Communications Center. The utilization of dual technologies would provide a redundant and robust system that would meet the stringent standards of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). More importantly, it would assure the delivery of critical data immediately to the appropriate first responder, thereby improving fire department response. Since this system would serve the City of Raleigh Fire Department, it would benefit every resident receiving city services. Cost:    The projected cost of to modernize the fire dispatching infrastructure is $560,000.

Barry Furey ECC Director 222 West Hargett Street, Suit 012 919-996-5015

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Back-up 9-1-1 Center Infrastructure Improvements
Background: The Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center maintains an alternate site for use during critical emergencies. This facility provides room for training, as well as serving as a critical back-up should the primary 9-1-1 center need to be evacuated for any reason. While some work has been done over the past two years, additional construction and systems upgrades are required in order to provide sufficient security, electrical power, and connectivity to make this unit truly self-sufficient for long periods of time. The scope of this project would provide additional barriers to pedestrian and vehicular traffic, add filtering capacity to the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system, upgrade security devices, and enhance the network to provide more redundancy and connectivity to city and county first responders. Since this facility serves the bulk of Wake County, and has been utilized by other communities as a back-up answering point in the past, this infrastructure upgrade would benefit all of Wake County. Cost:    The estimate cost of improving the Back-up 9-1-1 Center infrastructure is $524,000.

Barry Furey ECC Director 222 West Hargett Street, Suit 012 919-996-5015

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Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation/Replacement Projects
Background:   Many of the existing sanitary sewer mains within the Raleigh Beltline were originally constructed between the early 1900’s and 1950’s, utilizing mainly vitrified clay tile piping with poor joint integrity, which allows excessive inflow and infiltration (I&I) during wet weather. The old clay piping is also subject to structural failures which have led to collapses. Both the excessive I&I and structural failures cause sanitary sewer overflows (SSO’s), which create public health hazards and degrade water quality. The City of Raleigh’s collection system permit issued by NCDENR/DWQ requires the City to take measures to prevent SSO’s. The City has implemented a Capital Improvements Program to replace or rehabilitate the aging sanitary sewer infrastructure, starting with the oldest and most vulnerable parts of the system. The sanitary sewer infrastructure replacement/ rehabilitation projects indicated below will address some the oldest and worst conditions in the collection system: Cemetery Branch Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Replacement Project:    This project is for replacement of approximately 5,000 linear feet of 12” and 18” sanitary sewer mains along Cemetery Branch from Pigeon House Creek at Capital Boulevard to Oakwood Cemetery. The project is located in the historic Oakwood section of the City, one of the original neighborhoods in Raleigh. Design of the project is complete and the construction permits have been issued by the regulatory agencies. Easement acquisition is expected to be complete by December 2008. The project will be ready for bidding in January 2009 and is expected to take 9 months to construct. Cost:   The estimated cost of construction is $2,000,000.
Robert L. Massengill Assistant Public Utilities Director 919-857-4543

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Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation/Replacement Projects Continued...

Southeast Beaverdam Creek Sanitary Sewer Interceptor Replacement:   This project is for replacement of approximately 5,600 linear feet of 15” and 16” sanitary sewer mains along the east branch of Beaverdam Creek between Glenwood Avenue and Wade Avenue. The existing line is in poor structural condition which has caused several SSO’s in the past. The existing line also crosses Beaverdam Creek in several locations aerially which are subject to damage from high stream flows and fallen trees. The replacement line will be installed deeper such that the aerial creek crossings can be eliminated. Design of the project is complete and the construction permits have been issued by the regulatory agencies. Easement acquisition is underway and is expected to be complete by January 2009. The project is expected to be ready for bidding in January 2009, and is expected to take one year to construct. Cost:   The estimated cost of construction is $1,800,000. Southeast Raleigh Reuse Distribution System Expansion:   City of Raleigh’s Water Supply Plan is construction of a reuse water distribution system to provide water for nonpotable uses such as irrigation and cooling water for HVAC chillers, which will reduce demand peaks. The primary source of reuse water for Raleigh is the Neuse River Wastewater Treatment Plant (NRWWTP) located remotely in the eastern part of Wake County. The City has begun construction of a new reuse water distribution pump station at the NRWWTP as well as a new elevated reuse water tank in southeast Raleigh in accordance the City’s Reuse Water Master Plan. The initial phase of the transmission mains will convey the reuse water from the NRWWTP to the elevated tank and the users in Raleigh through 8,600 Lf of 24” and 23,500 LF of 16” pipes. This phase has been designed, permitted by the regulatory agencies, and is ready for bidding. All of the transmission mains will be installed either on City owned property or within existing easements.
Robert L. Massengill Assistant Public Utilities Director 919-857-4543

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