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Major City Improvements Proposed in G.O. Pompano!

On March 13, 2018, voters in the City of Pompano Beach will be asked to consider three local ballot questions approving the issuance of three General Obligation Bonds (G.O. Bonds). These bonds are intended to provide funds to help reduce traffic, improve public safety and beautify our community’s public spaces and facilities. The City is referring to this initiative as “G.O. Pompano!” Here’s a look at some of the key projects designated for funding in “G.O. Pompano!”.

1. Streets, Sidewalks, Bridges and Landscaping Projects

This bond is designed to upgrade streets and bridges at various locations in Pompano Beach and reduce traffic congestion for better commute and travel times. The measure also makes improvements to landscaping and sidewalks. Improvements include drainage modifications to reduce flooding, moving overhead utilities underground to reduce power outages, as well as building new sidewalks and enhancing roadway crossings for safer pedestrian travel.

Infrastructure improvements will be made throughout the city. The roads included in the initiative are Dixie Highway, McNab Road, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, NE 33rd Street and A1A from Hillsboro Inlet to Terra Mar Drive. Improvements will also be made to the SE 5th Avenue Bridge, the Terra Mar Drive Bridge and in the Collier City and Palm Aire neighborhoods.

2. Public Safety Projects

This bond measure proposes improvements to upgrade the Public Safety Complex, and replace emergency operation facilities with a new complex to reduce emergency response times and enhance fire and emergency services. Two outdated fire stations that were constructed back in the 1970s will be replaced and a new fire station constructed. Renovations to Ocean Rescue Building and replacement of outdated lifeguard towers are also part of the initiative and are designed to improve public safety operations and to make the City’s beaches safer.

3. Parks, Recreation and Leisure Projects

This bond will fund projects in various locations in the City to beautify public areas, add and improve green spaces and enhance recreational parks. In addition, the 53-year-old Pompano Beach Pier, which has exceeded its recommended life span and suffered damage from prior storm events, will be replaced with a more elevated and wider pier. The new Pier’s design will provide better storm resistance, meet rising water levels and provide a better fishing, viewing and recreational opportunities for both residents and visitors alike.

The City encourages all residents to take the time to learn more about the General Obligation Bond Referendum which we refer to as “G.O Pompano!” Check out all of the projects these bond initiatives will fund in your neighborhood and elsewhere in the City at www.pompanobeachfl.gov. The information provided on the website will assist you in making an informed decision on the issues when you get out and vote on March 13th and voice your choice.

Sample Ballot Questions with their associated projects
BALLOT QUESTION 1:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve police, fire, emergency management and lifeguard facilities and pay related costs, shall Pompano Beach, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $46,000,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), pledging the City’s full faith and credit and ad valorem revenues collected to pay such bonds, all as described in Resolution No. 2018-01?

FOR BONDS               _____
AGAINST BONDS      _____
Project Description Estimated Budget Contact Phone Number
Beach Lifeguard Headquarters Renovation Enhance public safety on the beach by replacing four (4) older, outdated lifeguard towers and modernizing the existing Ocean Rescue Building. $1,430,000 John Jurgle 786-4327
Fire/Emergency Ops Center Construct a new Fire Rescue and Logistics Complex to include an Administrative Center, Emergency Operations Center, and a Fire and EMS distribution center with storage space for emergency apparatus, along with land acquisition for a public parking garage to be located in the Downtown Pompano Transit Oriented Corridor (DPTOC). $18,810,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Fire Station #52 Replace the existing, outdated 41-year old fire station that services Palm Aire and Collier City with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building. $5,800,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Fire Station #61 in Northwest Community Replace 38-year old fire station located at NW 3rd Avenue south of Copans Road with a new fire station to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include a new 2-story, multi-bay building. $5,800,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
New SW Fire Station Construct a new fire station to be located at the corner of SW 36th Avenue and McNab Road to reduce response time and enhance fire and emergency services to the area which will include land acquisition and a new 2-story, multi-bay building. $6,200,500 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Public Safety Complex Renovate interior space of Public Safety Complex located at 100 SW 3rd Street and 120 SW 3rd Street. $6,600,000 Tammy Good 545-5512
Total Public Safety Projects   $44,640,500  
BALLOT QUESTION 2:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve streets, sidewalks, bridges, streetscaping, related utilities and drainage and pay related costs shall Pompano Beach, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $79,000,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), pledging the City’s full faith and credit and ad valorem revenues collected to pay such bonds, all as described in Resolution No. 2018-01?

FOR BONDS               _____
AGAINST BONDS      _____
Project Description Estimated Budget Contact Phone Number
A1A Improvements Undergrounding overhead utilities on A1A from Hillsboro Inlet to Terra Mar Drive to reduce power outages during storms and improve the aesthetics of the corridor. Improvements to include widening sidewalks, bike lanes, traffic calming, lighting and other streetscape improvements. $16,940,000 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Collier City Neighborhood Improvements This project entails analysis, topographic surveying, procurement of necessary easements, design, and installation of light fixtures throughout the Collier City area. This 450-acres neighborhood with approximately 5100 residents and is in need of additional street/pedestrian lighting. The proposed lighting will not only serve to beautify this section of the City, but will also provide for improved safety conditions. In 2010, the Community Redevelopment Agency conducted a survey and 90.6% of survey respondents requested improvements to street lighting due to safety concerns (over 72% of the residents participated in the survey). This initiative will address lighting deficiencies and populate areas that lack tree canopy. $3,000,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Dixie Highway Improvements Upgrade the Dixie Highway corridor from McNab Road to Sample Road, including roadway crossing improvements, bicycle lanes, medians, sidewalks, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements. $24,860,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Reconstruction Street improvements along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from NW 6th Avenue to I-95, including paving, related drainage and water and sewer facilities within streets, sidewalks, medians, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements. $6,600,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
McNab Road Improvements Replace functionally obsolete bridge on McNab Road and beautifying McNab Road corridor between Federal Highway and South Cypress Creek Road, paving, related drainage improvements, sidewalks, bus shelters and benches, lighting, landscaping, street furniture and other streetscape improvements. $10,805,375 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
NE 33rd Street Improvements Improvements along NE 33rd Street between Dixie Highway and Federal Highway to include but not be limited to overhead to underground utilities conversion, lighting, irrigation, landscaping, traffic calming, brick paver enhancements, curbing, drainage modifications, paths for shared uses, pavement resurfacing, street furniture and other streetscape improvements. $5,975,000 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Palm Aire Neighborhood Improvements Improvements at two bridges spanning the C-14 canal and to the Herb Skolnick Center, including lighting, landscaping and sidewalks. $3,850,000 Rob McCaughan 545-4097
SE 5th Avenue Bridge Improvements Improvements to SE 5th Avenue Bridge, built in 1959, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes recommendations for repairs to the deck and superstructure as well as substructure components to be replaced which includes pilings and jackets. $2,450,000 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Terra Mar Drive Bridge Improvements Improvements to Terra Mar Bridge, built in 1981, based on FDOT's Bridge Management System report which includes repair and replacement recommendations for the deck, superstructure, and substructure. $1,400,825 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Total Streets, Sidewalks, Bridges & Landscaping Projects   $75,881,200  
BALLOT QUESTION 3:

OFFICIAL BALLOT
CITY OF POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA
PUBLIC SAFETY PROJECTS GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS

To acquire, construct, equip, renovate, replace and improve parks, recreation and leisure facilities and pay related costs shall Pompano Beach, Florida issue bonds not exceeding $56,000,000, in one or more series, bearing interest not exceeding the maximum legal rate, maturing not later than 30 years from their issuance date(s), pledging the City’s full faith and credit and ad valorem revenues collected to pay such bonds, all as described in Resolution No. 2018-01?

FOR BONDS               _____
AGAINST BONDS      _____
Project Description Estimated Budget Contact Phone Number
Amphitheater Renovations Construct an open-air shade structure over the amphitheater seating area built in 1990, including new bathrooms, audio/video, stage lighting and upgrades to ticket booth and concession stand. $3,500,000 Mark Beaudreau 786-4184
Centennial Park Improvements Construct an open-air facility for special events, including City-sponsored and resident events, such as weddings, quinceañeras, bar/bat mitzvah's, parties, anniversaries, receptions, fundraisers and family reunions. $1,100,000 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Fishing Pier Replacement Replace existing fishing pier located at 222 N. Pompano Beach Boulevard with a new higher and wider pier to include pedestrian lighting, shade structures, fishing stations and a bait and tackle shop. $9,000,000 Horacio Danovich 786-7834
Kester Park Improvements Modernizing this 26-year old park by expanding the playground, open fields, ball fields, replacing dug outs and installation of perimeter fencing. $1,452,000 Mark Beaudreau 786-4184
McNair Park Renovations Expand, renovate and equip this multi-functional facility to include lighted synthetic football/soccer field, running track, tennis court, basketball court, playground with water features to include splash pad, meeting rooms, concession and senior center. $10,647,000 Mark Beaudreau 786-4184
Mitchell Moore Park Improvements Upgrades to this facility built in 1991 will include replacement of flooring and renovating front desk area. $1,396,000 Tammy Good 545-5512
North Pompano Park Improvements Upgrades to football/soccer field, playground and park, including land acquisition for expansion. $3,190,000 Mark Beaudreau 786-4184
Senior Citizens Center Construct new senior citizens center to handle increased demand for senior programs in the northwest sector of City. An upscale building will be constructed on property that needs to be acquired. $8,000,000 Mark Beaudreau 786-4184
Ultimate Sports Park A new skate park, soccer/football field and concession/restroom building to be located adjacent to Apollo Park at 1580 NW 3rd Ave. $4,521,000 Tammy Good 786-4184
Youth Sports Complex Multi-use fields for youth sports and activities to include land acquisition, to be located at 700 NE 10th Street, the former Elks Club property, near Community Park. $11,088,000 John Sfiropoulos 545-7009
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Projects   $53,894,000  
Total All Projects   $174,415,700