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South Gulf Cove Non-Urban Streets and Drainage MSBU Advisory Committee Report
Dec. 4, 2014 Meeting Jack Paine, Chairman, SGC S/D Advisory Committee
SGC Paving Program:
After months of public outreach, committee review of various paving options, field surveys and passionate deliberations, the SGC S/D Committee has unanimously approved to recommend the paving of roads in Phase 1 which will be approximately 20 years old. This paving is to be funded through a ten (10) year pay back loan beginning in FY 15-16 that will cost $60.00 per lot and will be in addition to the present maintenance assessment. The 1 ½” paving overlay is scheduled to be installed in 2016. In addition, the committee also approved a continuing maintenance bi-annual program, spring and fall, to apply an herbicide on low traffic roads to control vegetation in the present roadway cracks beginning in 2015. The Charlotte County Public Works Director Dan Quick as well as engineering and fiscal service staff have gone “the extra mile” in providing the committee with paving recommendations and funding costs for this program and participating in the public outreach program for property owners in SGC. The MSBU S/D Committee and the Public Works Department budget recommendations to the BCC will be the same. In addition, a public outreach letter and survey will soon be sent to all lot owners in SGC for their opinions of the approval or disapproval of these SGC MSBU S/D and Public Works recommendations. Steve Reilly, Staff Writer, Englewood “Sun” has produced a series of articles relating to the progress of MSBU paving recommendation review process. Mr. Reilly even rode on a field condition survey of SGC by the Public Works engineering department.
SGC Pathway Program:
The long awaited and planned Phase I Pathway Program was reviewed and unanimously approved by the S/D MSBU Committee for installation in 2015. Johnson Engineering provided the S/D Committee 90% plans for the installation of a beautiful 10’ concrete pathway extending from SR 771 (Gasparilla Rd) adjacent to Ingraham Blvd to Calumet. The pathway will then parallel and be the adjacent to Calumet all the way to St. Paul (Lineal Park) for approximately a total of 2.7 miles. The project schedule is for bids in March, 2015 and installation shortly thereafter. The project is to be constructed in cooperation with the SGC Beautification MSBU, chaired by Sandy Slater, with installation design and funding by the Beautification MSBU of three (3) rest stops including benches, trees and shrubs in Phase 1. The project will provide a safe environment for walkers, bikers, etc. within SGC and a connection to Pioneer Trail for cyclists. Curb and gutter will be installed at the intersections of Ingraham and Calumet and at San Domingo and Calumet (San Domingo Park). In addition, the guard rail and hand rails on the two bridges will be brought up to present standards. No additional MSBU funding or assessments will be required for this project which will be considered a great amenity to the SGC community.
Bridge Pile Jacketing:
The final plans for the new pile jackets on the St. Paul Bridge (Zephyr Waterway) and the Ingraham Bridge (Staunton Waterway) will be received by the end of 2014. This project of jacketing one (1) pile on the St. Paul Bridge and two (2) piles on the Ingraham Bridge is scheduled for start April/May 2015. Caution is advised for both boaters and vehicles in the area of these bridges during the construction process.