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Grass Valley Council to review infrastucture updates for next five fiscal years.

The City Council of Grass Valley will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday to review budget preparations for future projects.

The Capital Improvement Project Program features an outlook of infrastructure projects that the city expects to tackle in the next five fiscal years. The program is on the city’s consent agenda.

“It gives you an overview of what was budgeted this year, and it looks at projects in the next four fiscal years,” said Tim Kiser, director of public works and city engineer for Grass Valley.

Some of the projects in the program included updates for existing parks, streets, facilities, and water and sewage systems.

Kiser said a lot of the projects in the Capital Improvement Project Program are financed through Enterprise funds, which is made up of water and sewage charges collected from residents. In addition, portions of Measure N are used to fund street repavement projects.

The city expects to spend a grand total of $13,738,242 on all projects related to water system improvements from fiscal years 2015-16 to 2020-21. City staff estimates the fiscal impact for all water projects to be $893,774.

Grass Valley plans to allocate $34,684,884 to sewer system improvements; staff estimates the fiscal impact to be $5,113,858.62.

But the biggest expenditure comes from street projects, which city staff projects to cost $71,941,816 for the next five fiscal years.

Kiser said street repaving would be a big focus. A major project the city is carrying out is the repavement of Brunswick Road, which Kiser estimated to cost around $2 million.

According to city documents, the amount of money allocated to each infrastructure update is tentative, and it could change in the future as staff continues to develop details of each program. Plans for the improvements might also change based on “the city’s priorities and ability to fund the projects.

Kiser said projects not completed this fiscal year will be moved to next year.

There will be a presentation from Diane Raymond, executive director of Grass Valley Downtown Association, about the more accessible reporting format and fiscal procedures developed by the nonprofit.

In other business, council members will vote on a second reading of the ordinance proposed by the Grass Valley Police Department during the last meeting to provide a “context-free” approach to regulating solicitation and panhandling activities.

Also receiving a second reading is an ordinance to replace the existing municipal code regarding weed abatement, which was proposed by the Grass Valley Fire Department on Sept. 21.

City council will discuss an expected litigation case in a closed-session following the city council meeting.

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To contact Staff Writer Teresa Yinmeng Liu, email or call 530-477-4236.

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