CORAL SPRINGS, FL – A new playground at a Coral Springs park. Road resurfacing and new bike lanes across the city. Replaced fire hydrants throughout the city. And remodeled science lab at Coral Springs Charter School.

These are among a long list of community improvement projects -- better known as “capital improvement projects” -- in the city’s proposed 2020-2021 budget.

Coral Springs has set aside $19.8 million in the new budget to complete dozens of projects paid for through tax dollars, grants, and various fees.

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Many of the projects are ongoing, annual efforts to maintain and upkeep city buildings, parks, vehicles, and other properties used by the public and city staff as well as to update and improve water, wastewater, and storm-water systems.

Here is a chart outlining the largest proposed projects:

(Graphic credit: City of Coral Springs, Fiscal Year 2021 budget)

 

Here is a map showing where the proposed project would be:



(Graphic credit: City of Coral Springs, Fiscal Year 2021 budget)

 

Below are summaries of some proposed projects:

- Fencing replacement and repair throughout parks: $150,000. The Parks and Recreation Department, including the Tennis Center and Sportsplex, has fencing throughout the city, much of it is more than 20 years old and beginning to deteriorate and corrode, according to the proposed budget. This project would repair and replace some fencing.

 - Replace/continue irrigation control system upgrade: $100,000. The city’s current system is no longer serviced by the manufacturer; parts to repair the system are no longer available; and the computer program is outdated and can no longer be updated, according to the proposed budget. The purchase of a new system would enable the city’s irrigation to be maintained remotely, saving staff time and operating expenses.

- Public safety building second floor UPS replacement: $144,750. This project would replace the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system on the second floor of the city’s public safety building that has “reached its end of life,” according to the proposed budget.

- Water service line replacement: $450,000. Galvanized water service lines account for most customer complaints received by the city’s utilities division, according to the proposed budget.

Leaks and breaks due to corrosion increase the city’s operating costs and decrease revenue caused by water loss. This ongoing program to replace the existing galvanized water pipes throughout the city’s utility service area would improve the flow of water and its operations.

Read about the other capital improvement projects in the proposed budget here.

 

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