Current Projects

City Hall and Library Lobby Improvements - $75,000 (est.)

The lobbies of the City Hall and Library do not have a physical barrier between staff and customers. This project will reconfigure both lobbies to increase public health and security. The furniture of the Library computer lab will also be replaced to provide safety barriers between stations. Project funded by the CARES Act.

Status: Postponed due to inflated construction costs.

Hollywood Boulevard Wastewater Improvements - $885,876*

This project will install an 8" sewer main and increase capacity of two (2) lift stations to support development along Hollywood Boulevard and the Santa Rosa Mall. The project is funded with sewer revenues and a $300,000 contribution from the Renaissance Apartments.

Status: Completed January 2021.

*This figure has been updated to include design, engineering, and project management costs.

Wastewater Clarifier Rehabilitation - $34,965

The clarifier is currently out of operation. This project will tear down, diagnose, make repairs and return the clarifier to service. Project funded with sewer revenues.

Status: Completed May 2021.

Council Chambers AV System - $29,964

The Council Chambers does not currently have a permanent AV system. This project will install a camera system to improve citizen engagement. Upon completion, residents will be able to watch and participate in City Council meetings by phone, tablet, or PC. Project funded by the CARES Act.

Status: Completed August 2021.

Well # 1 Tank Painting - $29,613

During Hurricane Sally several trees fell on the ground storage tank at Well #1. This project includes the repair of a damaged valve and repainting the entire tank. Project funded with insurance proceeds.

Status: Completed September 2021.

Bypass Pump Replacement - $26,085

During Hurricane Sally the mobile bypass pump failed from exposure to the elements. The pump is being replaced with a new model. Project funded with insurance proceeds.

Status: Completed October 2021.

Wastewater Package Plant Demolition - $248,052*

The package treatment plant has been out of operation since 2003. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) requires any components that are not operational, such as the package plant, to be demolished. This project will demolish the package treatment plant and help bring the wastewater treatment facility into compliance. Project funded with a state revolving loan, to be repaid with sewer revenues.

Status: The project broke ground on Friday, March 4, and is on schedule for completion in early May. 

*This figure has been updated to include design, engineering, and project management costs.

Oleander Parkway Sewer Line Replacement - $265,617*

The sewer line on Oleander Parkway failed during Hurricane Sally. This project will replace a section of the line from the existing lift station approximately three hundred (300) feet to the west. Project funded with insurance proceeds.

Status:  The City Council awarded the project on Monday, April 4, to the low-bidder in the amount of $206,677. Materials have been ordered and the tentative start date is May 25. The project is anticipated to be completed within 45-60 days.

*This figure includes the cost of a temporary pump rental after Hurricane Sally, in addition to design, engineering, and project management costs.

Well #1 Rehabilitation - $1,092,000*

The well was removed from service in early 2020. This project is a complete overhaul of the well and includes a new electrical system, pumps, piping, and major building improvements to ensure health and safety of the utility operators and water customers. Project funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Status: Contract awarded April 2021. Contractor has ordered the equipment, which presently has a long lead time due to COVID-19 manufacturing delays. Projected completion anticipated Fall 2022.

*This figure has been updated to include design, engineering, and project management costs.

Springdale Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements - $2,498,480 (est.)*

The gravity sewer lines in the neighborhood were recently rehabilitated, however, refurbishment of the twenty-three (23) brick manholes was not included. The manholes were installed 40+ years ago, have reached the end of their useful life, are crumbling, cracking, and a source of infiltration in the sewer system. The water lines have also reached the end of their useful life. Streets will be repaved after water and sewer improvements. Project funded with $700,000 CDBG grant, sales tax revenues, and state revolving loans repaid by water and sewer revenues. A special CDBG-CV (coronavirus) application was submitted for $300,000 to fund sidewalks.

Status: The CDBG grant award requires an environmental study and wage determination. These documents were submitted to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in March. Staff anticipates the project will be released for bids in May, with a start date this summer. 

*This figure has been updated to include the most recent construction estimate and design, engineering, and project management costs.

Misty Water Pier and Boat Ramp - $106,244 (est.)

The facility sustained significant damage from Hurricane Sally. A consultant was hired to assess the condition, structural integrity, and provide an opinion of probable cost. The project is being funded by FEMA (75%), FDEM (12.5%), and general fund revenues (12.5%).

Status: The report was sent to FEMA on August 23, 2021. Staff has answered multiple rounds of questions from FEMA. On January 4, staff was informed the project was under review for compliance with the Endangered Species Act.

Windy Lane Water Line Repair - $10,000 (est.)

The water line traversing the bridge on Windy Lane washed out during Hurricane Sally. A temporary line was installed after the event. This project requires approval from the property owners and FEMA. Project funded by FEMA (75%), FDEM (12.5%), and water revenues (12.5%).

Status: The property owner has agreed to provide a public utility easement. Contract signed with Jacobs in January 2022. Survey crews were on-site the week of May 2 to prepare the survey and public utility easement. Project should commence summer 2022.

Ray's Pond Rehabilitation - $400,000 (est.)

Ray’s pond is an existing stormwater management facility on North Street that accepts stormwater from the Springdale and Scottsdale neighborhoods. The pond was originally designed as a dry stormwater management facility, but over the years has become a semi-wet/semi-dry pond. This project will reconstruct the pond and replace the piped connection from Pryor Drive to bring the facility into compliance with current state and local stormwater requirements.

Status: On December 6, 2021, the City Council approved a task order with Kimley-Horn for design and engineering services. Surveying and field work was completed in March. Design and engineering should be complete by late 2022, with construction in early 2023. 

Wastewater Oxidation Ditch #1 - $1,880,800 (est.)*

The oxidation ditch has been out of service for more than five (5) years due to inoperable equipment.. This project will retrofit the existing tank with new equipment and return the oxidation ditch to service.

Status: This project was placed on hold pending the completion of a study of wastewater disposal alternatives. The study was presented to the City Council at their meeting on Monday, February 7. At a future meeting the Council will discuss whether to proceed with the oxidation ditch or consider one of the alternatives identified in the report. 

*This figure has been updated to include design, engineering, and project management costs.

Azalea Park Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvements - $3,359,057 (est.)

The gravity sewer lines, and manholes have reached the end of their useful life, are crumbling, cracking, and a source of infiltration in the sewer system. The water lines have also reached the end of their useful life. Streets will be repaved after water and sewer construction. Sidewalks and new gutters are also planned. Project funding package includes a $1,000,000 legislative appropriation, $693,785 from the American Rescue Plan Act, sales tax revenues, and state revolving loans repaid by water and sewer revenues.

Status: A $1,000,000 legislative appropriation request was submitted and approved by the Florida House and Senate. On Monday, April 4, the City Council approved a task order with Jacobs for design, engineering, and project management services. Design will begin this Spring. If the legislature approves funding, construction may start as early as Spring 2023.