|Public Works Overview|
Public Works Detail
|PW ADMIN OFFICES REMODEL|
In 2003 the Public Works lunchroom was converted to office space with the lunchroom moved to the second floor. The remodeling is necessary to provide quieter and more efficient Public Works administration offices and an adequate work area for the new GIS specialist.
|SALT STORAGE BUILDING|
Federal clean water related laws prohibit outdoor storage of roadway de-icing salts. The City has a storm water permit that also requires a storage building. The requested amount is based on a five year lease-to-own financing.
|AIR COMPRESSOR & JACKHAMMER|
There has been a need on several occasions for heavy concrete or asphalt breaking that the hydraulically powered tools cannot provide. Also, the hydraulic tools and power unit are wearing out and parts have been discontinued. A tow behind air compressor is requested to power the jackhammer.
This contingency would be used to cover any capital budget shortages or added to any surpluses to be used for either microsurfacing and/or additional concrete slab replacements.
|SEVEN TRAILS DR WALL REPLACEMENT|
The railroad tie wall adjacent to Seven Trails Drive is past its life expectancy and needs to be replaced. The new wall will be of the Versa-Lok concrete modular type.
|REINKE RD REIMB REFUND|
In September 2001, the City of Ellisville withdrew their participation in the Reinke Road project. Due to the loss of their portion of the local matching funds, the project was dropped. The agreement between Ballwin (project sponsor) and MoDOT stipulates that all Federal funds be returned. Ellisville is expected to reimburse Ballwin $46,681.93 of the amount.
|MOSQUITO FOGGER REPLACEMENT|
The mosquito fogger is seven years old and requires continual maintenance. The average repair costs has been about $500 every couple of months. The speed sensor and motor controller are currently in need of replacement at a cost of over $2,000.
The 1999 skidsteer is under powered and lacks air conditioning to operate the cold planer or the sweeper attachments used to replace pavements
NovaChip pavement surface treatment was applied in 2003 for the first time. The 2004 budget includes this application for Windcliffe Drive (both concrete and asphalt sections), Robin Hill, Treasure Cove, and Amber Jack Dr. Selective slab replacements are included for the concrete section of Windcliffe Drive.
The 1985 Ford backhoe and the 1973 Ford tractor have been restricted to the maintenance yard due to their unreliability. These two pieces of equipment will be traded for a new backhoe that can be used for various street repairs and load salt in the winter.
|COLD PLANER REPLACEMENT|
The current cold planer has a continual problem with the planetary gear reduction. It has been repaired four times at a cost of $1,900 each. It is not being used for fear of gear failure.
|CLAYMONT DRIVE SIDEWALK PHASE 3|
This is the third and final phase of constructing a sidewalk along Claymont Drive between Baxter Road and Clayton Road.
Asphalt overlay including slab replacements prior to the overlay placement on the following streets: Spring Leigh, Ries Ct, Greenmore, Lea Meadows, Jasmine Park, Wildbriar, Turfwood, Towerwood, Showplace, Vosshill, Walnut Point, Tara Ridge, and Talbert.
Microsurfacing pavement treatment will be applied to Warbler, Amber Jack Ct., Crown Park, and Country Creek.
Total reconstruction of the following streets: Crestland Drive Phase 2, Helmsdale, Jares Court, and Springlake Drive.
|1992 DEBT RETIREMENT |
This annual payment relates to the 1992 bond issue that provided funds to upgrade streets that lacked curbs and storm sewers.
|LEAF VACUUM REPLACEMENT|
To assure uninterrupted leaf collection, replacement of one of the nine vacuums each year is recommended. The vacuum selected for replacement in 2004 is a 1994 model.
|MAINTENANCE YARD EXPANSION|
Plans and specifications were prepared in 2003 for the expansion of the Public Works maintenance yard. The budget amount represents the first phase of a two-phase construction. Phase 1 includes retaining walls along Kehrs Mill Road and Park Drive, storm sewers, perimeter security/screening, grading, gravel base, and sufficient asphalt to allow the new salt dome to be utilized. Phase 2 will include asphalt paving of the remainder of the expanded areas, resurfacing of the old asphalt, replacement of an old timber wall, and possibly minimal lighting.
|MANCHESTER ROAD SIDEWALK|
To proceed with this federally funded project despite the failure of a special tax district vote, requires the City's commitment to provide the full amount of the local matching funds. With a one time only, 6 month time extension, construction would be deferred to 2005. Rights-of-way acquisition and utility costs are estimated at $105,000. $77,900 was budgeted in the 2003 budget that can be encumbered, leaving $27,100 as an actual City expense in 2004. The expenditure budgeted is offset by $245,000 federal reimbursement that is included as a capital revenue for 2004.