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Sales Tax : Pavement Management Program. Special Meeting with the Board of County Commissioners September 20, 2011. Board Direction. April 5, 2011. Explain the process required for the Board to consider a sales tax referendum, and Process for engaging the public and local municipalities

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Sales Tax:Pavement Management Program

Special Meeting with the Board of County Commissioners

September 20, 2011

board direction
Board Direction

April 5, 2011

  • Explain the process required for the Board to consider a sales tax referendum, and
    • Process for engaging the public and local municipalities
    • Maintenance-only projects and projects that require enhancements
    • Definition of maintenance and reconstruction
    • Detailed list of what is required for each project

August 23, 2011

  • Accept the pavement management project ranking methodology
  • Ask the Manager to schedule, as soon as possible, a Board work session on the potential sales tax initiative
pavement management program presentation outline
Pavement Management Program Presentation Outline
  • Transportation System Surtax vs. Infrastructure Surtax
  • Projects
  • Setting the parameters of the initiative
  • Engaging the community
  • Schedule/Timeline
  • Staff Recommendations
  • Next Steps
charter county transportation system surtax
Charter County Transportation System Surtax

§212.055(1), Florida Statutes

  • Up to 1%
  • Levy by Countywide referendum or charter amendment
  • Ballot includes term of levy and percentage
  • Funds deposited into trust fund
  • Uses (as many or few at discretion of governing body):
    • Countywide bus system, on-demand transportation services and fixed guideway rapid transit system (capital & operations and maintenance)
    • Road and bridge (development, construction, maintenance)
    • Capital debt service
  • Distribution:
    • To County
    • If funds are shared with cities or regional transportation authority, interlocal agreements are required
  • Ordinance specify projects?
local government infrastructure surtax
Local Government Infrastructure Surtax

§212.055(2), Florida Statutes

  • Either 0.5% or 1%
  • Levy by Countywide referendum
  • Ballot includes term of levy and percentage
  • Uses:
    • Land
    • New capital facilities
    • Improvements of capital facilities: 5 years or more life expectancy
    • Design and engineering costs
    • Public safety vehicles, equipment: 5 years or more life expectancy
    • NOT operations and maintenance
  • Distribution:
    • Interlocal; or
    • Statutory formula (§218.62, Fla. Stat.) – population based
  • Ordinance specify projects?
ballot question requirements
Ballot Question Requirements

§101.161, Florida Statutes

  • 75 words ballot question; 15 words ballot title
  • Clear and unambiguous language
  • Must not mislead voter
  • State the chief purpose of the measure
  • Need attorney review – ballot requirements have been litigated often
  • Remedy: ask judge to remove question from ballot
pavement management program which surtax
Pavement Management ProgramWhich Surtax?
  • Option 1: Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax
  • Option 2: Local Government Infrastructure Surtax
  • Staff Recommendation: Option 1
definitions of maintenance and reconstruction types of projects
Definitions of Maintenance and ReconstructionTypes of Projects
  • New Construction
  • Maintenance
    • Routine / Operating
    • Capital (3R: Resurfacing, Restoration, Rehabilitation)
  • Reconstruction
capital maintenance 3r resurfacing restoration rehabilitation
Capital Maintenance3R: Resurfacing, Restoration, Rehabilitation
  • Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

“3R projects focus primarily on the preservation and extension of the service life of existing facilities and on safety enhancements.”

  • Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT)

“Resurfacing, restoration and rehabilitation (RRR) work is defined as work undertaken to extend the service life of an existing highway and/or enhance highway safety. “

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Capital Maintenance3R: Resurfacing, Restoration, Rehabilitation

After

Before

County Road 236

3r projects
3R Projects
  • Extend the Service Life of the Roadway
3r may include
3R May Include
  • Safety modifications
3r may include1
3R May Include
  • Improve Operational Characteristics
3r projects in alachua county1
3R Projects in Alachua County
  • NW 51st St.
  • NW 39th Ave.
3r projects in alachua county2
3R Projects in Alachua County
  • NW 51st St.
  • NW 39th Ave.
  • NW/NE 53rdAve.
reconstruction
Reconstruction
  • Changing the functionality/character of a roadway
    • Rural to Urban
reconstruction1
Reconstruction
  • Changing the functionality/character of a roadway
    • Rural to Urban
    • 2-lane to 4-lane
reconstruction2
Reconstruction
  • Changing the functionality/character of a roadway
    • Rural to Urban
    • 2-lane to 4-lane
    • Unimproved road to paved road
sales surtax initiative types of projects
Sales Surtax InitiativeTypes of Projects
  • Pavement Management Projects
  • Tower Road Area Network Projects
  • Other Transportation-related needs
pavement management program initiative parameters
Pavement Management ProgramInitiative Parameters
  • Surtax Rate
    • ½-cent
    • 1-cent
    • Other
  • Length of time
    • 5 years
    • 10 years
    • 15 years
  • Staff Recommendation: 1-cent for 10 years
engaging the community
Engaging the Community

Public Involvement

  • Engage municipalities
    • Begin at staff level
  • Encourage involvement
    • Public
    • Elected officials
  • Develop countywide project list
  • Look for community leaders
  • Provide consistent and accurate information to as many interested community groups as time allows
pavement management program recommendation
Pavement Management ProgramRecommendation
  • Direct staff to proceed with development of a 2012 ballot initiative for a 1-cent Charter County Transportation System Surtax for a period of at least ten years, to begin discussions with City of Gainesville staff and to begin the community involvement process