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$22M in capital ideas for Manteca
Everything from dog park to new home for VFW post
The city plans on spending $990,000 for a community center/veterans hall on Moffat Boulevard. - photo by HIME ROMERO

Manteca is going to the dogs.

And it will cost $100,000 to do so.

A dog park is among $22 million in capital expenditures that are part of the City of Manteca’s proposed $85.5 million overall spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1. There is also an unfunded project that the city is trying to secure money for to the tune of $2 million. It is for improvements to the current Highway 99 and Austin Road interchange. The dog park was first proposed more than 10 years ago. By the time the city settled on a possible site, the recession hit. If the dog park goes where it was previously proposed it would be located on the northeast corner of Woodward Avenue and Bridewell Avenue. 

Other capital projects include:

• $990,000 for the Moffat Community Center being built on the southwest corner of Moffat and Industrial Park Drive/Spreckels Avenue. It will serve primarily as the home of the Manteca VFW post.

• $250,000 for Americans with Disabilities Act compliant restrooms for the City Council chambers complex.

• $510,000 to upgrade and convert Morenzone Field on Center Street west of Union Road for youth baseball play such as senior Little League. All three Little Leagues — Manteca, Spreckels, and Northgate — plan to use the field.

• $600,000 for a virtual server and storage area network upgrades.

• $200,000 for renovation of the Lincoln Park picnic shelter.

• $275,000 for playground equipment to upgrade neighborhood parks.

• $125,000 for a chipper truck for the city’s tree trimming operations.

• $120,000 to upgrade public works radios.

• $515,000 to replace a fire engine in service since 1989.

• $100,000 for a mobile dispatch terminal system for fire engines.

• $150,000 from a 30 percent design of the city’s fifth fire station planned for Atherton Drive and Woodward Avenue.

• $33,750 to complete outfitting police officers with body cameras.

• $74,600 to replace police tasers.

• $95,000 to replace two marked police vehicles and one unmarked unit.

• $1,074,050 to buy three side loading solid waste trucks.

• $352,625 to purchase a front loading solid waste truck.

• $2,170,000 for the south drain pump station and force main.

• $140,000 for a state required solid waste master plan.

• $2,950,000 to develop alternative energy sources for the wastewater treatment plant.

• $535,000 to go toward the central sewer trunk replacement.

• $219,000 for Hays farmland improvement for eventual dispersing of treated wastewater.

• $3,335,000 for three new water wells.

• $200,000 to rehabilitate an existing water well.

• $988,029 to resurface Northgate Drive and Louise Avenue.

• $3,500,000 for south area regional infrastructure improvements.

• $1,680,000 for work on creating the McKinley Avenue interchange on the 120 Bypass.

• $500,000 in additional pavement maintenance.

The Manteca City Council will consider adopting the budget at the Tuesday, July 1, meeting.