The numbers behind $3.5M Mill Street renovation |

The numbers behind $3.5M Mill Street renovation

Funding for the 2004 renovation of Mill Street, between Neal Street and Freeman Lane, came from many different sources over a period of five years.

Traffic mitigation fees paid for part of the $3.5 million project along the southern gateway into downtown Grass Valley.

Mitigation fees can only be used to pay for improvements dealing with the impact of growth, not for existing deficiencies or maintaining existing infrastructure.

“As we got into it, we started to think about what else we could do,” said Mayor Gerard Tassone, and the project expanded as the years went on.

Work included realigning and repaving the street; building sidewalks, curbs, gutters, water pipes and storm drains; burying utility lines; installing new signs and beautification measures.

Mitigation fees for the project include:

• $648,202 – Local traffic development impact fees

• $715 – Drainage development impact fees

Some other funding sources included:

• $1.07 million – Gasoline tax

• $430,000 – Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

• $360,000 – Pacific Bell/SBC Telephone

• $339,000 – Sewer enterprise fund

• $321,000 – Grass Valley Redevelopment Agency

• $169,000 – General fund

• $141,000 – Comcast/ATT

• $127,000 – Water enterprise fund

Note: The figures above are approximations based on different city sources. The city’s files for the project have been archived and were not immediately available for a more thorough accounting.

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