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Park wants total $62.5 million

22 projects have $3.3 million in funding in place

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Park wants total $62.5 million

Lauren Braga was the first to use the new playground at Baccilieri Park.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


POSTED July 6, 2009 2:41 a.m.
Manteca has 37 park projects on the books that will cost in excess of $62.5 million.

Of the projects, 22 have restricted funding in place totaling $3,338,470.

The City Council earlier this year instructed staff to fast track projects that have funding in place and won’t impact the general fund to take advantage of dropping construction costs plus to generate private sector jobs. The money can’t be used except for the purposes that it has been collected for which is to construct park and recreation facilities. That is why it can’t be used to ease the remaining $2 million plus deficit projected for this year’s fiscal budget.

The majority of the shortfall for park projects has always been expected to come from growth related fees.

Projects funded with growth fees on new housing and the construction fund balances are as follows:

•Parks and recreation master plan, $459,000.

•Irrigation controller upgrades, $20,000. The work is in progress.

•Maintenance yard improvements, $126,000. The work in progress.

•Park security lighting, $47,000. The work in progress.

•Northgate Park parking lot overlay $75,000.

•Lincoln Park baseball field improvements, $26,800.

•Union Road tennis courts walkway and landscaping upgrades, $35,000. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $1,750.

•Woodward Park water play feature. The project is on hold. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $52,000.

•Playground renovations, $103,000. The project is in progress. Each playground has an annual maintenance cost of $15,400.

•Sequoia Park playground improvements, $37,000. The project is in progress. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $15,400.

•Spreckels Park/BMX track, $132,700. The project is in progress. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $38,000.
Redevelopment agency funded parks projects include:

•Library Park expansion, $696,900. The project is in progress. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $6,700.

•Library Park/Verizon perimeter wall, $67,000. The project is in progress. The project has an annual maintenance cost of $5,800.

•Conceptual plan for veterans’ memorial at Library Park, $50,000.
Community Development Block Grant park projects are:

•Baccilieri Park playground, $63,000. The project is in progress. The annual maintenance cost is $6,700.

•Lincoln Park ball field improvements, $117,120 – including $90,000 from the fiscal year 2010 appropriation.

•Park security cameras, $30,000.
There is $25,000 in Local Transportation Fund pedestrian and bicycle allocations set aside for the Moffat leg of the Tidewater for irrigation and landscaping.
Development mitigation fee funds or bonus bucks collected from developers for residential sewer allocation certainty are as follows:

•Library/Verizon perimeter wall, $23,000. The project is in progress. The annual maintenance cost is $5,800.

•Library Park improvements, $448,000. The project is in progress. The annual maintenance cost is $6,700.

•Shasta Park walkway improvements, $70,000. The annual maintenance cost is $3,200.

•Playground renovations, $200,000. Each playground requires $15,400 in annual maintenance upkeep.
Unfunded projects include:

•Woodward Park group picnic shelter, $270,000. The annual maintenance is $2,800.

•Tidewater/Moffat phase two improvements, $350,000. The annual maintenance is $5,200.

•Dog park, $102,000. The annual maintenance is $15,800.

•Lincoln Park parking lot reconstruction, $350,000.

•Woodward Park Bridewell parking lot, $594,000.

•Woodward Park perimeter exercise stations, $75,000. The annual maintenance is $3,700.

•Woodward baseball field, $1.6 million. The annual maintenance is $16,400.

•Woodward amphitheatre, $1.9 million. The annual maintenance is $6,300.

•Woodward concessions/restrooms, $864,000. The annual maintenance is $18,700.

•Skate park improvements, $400,000. The annual maintenance is $26,100.

•Playground renovations, $500,000. The annual maintenance cost is $15,400 playground.

•Woodward tennis center, $4.1 million. The annual maintenance is $139,000.

•Performing/visual arts center, $18 million. The annual maintenance is $68,000.

•Community center, $16 million. The annual maintenance is $64,000.

•Aquatics center, $16 million. The annual maintenance cost is $72,500.
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