Where Do We Go? — Capital Improvements

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Capital Improvements / Maintenance / Equipment Needs – 2017-2021

As with any community, Butler has physical infrastructure and equipment that needs to be maintained, expanded and upgraded.  Following is a review of the capital needs, for the years 2017-2021, for Butler’s Water and Wastewater utilities, the Street Department, Parks and Cemetery.


Wastewater Collection System 

The primary needs for the wastewater collection system are main and manhole repairs, and expanding the garage:

City of Butler –Wastewater Treatment Plant / Collection System –
Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021

Item

 Years 

  • Main Repair – Depot Street

2017

  • Main Repair – Park Street

2017

  • Manhole Repairs (20-25 per year)

2017-2021

  • Wastewater Treatment
    Plan Garage Expansion

2018

  • Water Meter Replacement Program
    (co-funded with Water Utility)

2018-2021

The current (2017) cumulative projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $3,207,500.


Wastewater Treatment / CSO

This is a specific program to address Butler’s combined sewer overflow issues:

City of Butler – Wastewater Treatment – Combined Sewer Overflow, Long Term Compliance Plan Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021 

Item

Years 

  • Blower Replacement / Upgrades –
    Valves / Air Leaks in Lines

2019-2020

  • Compliance with Combined Sewer Overflow, Long Term Compliance Plan, WWTP Plant & Sewers

2019-2021

  • Convert Disinfection to UV (Ultraviolet)

2019-2020

  • Fine Screen Replacement / Upgrade

2019-2020

The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $805,000


Stormwater

These are the major projects directed toward separating Butler’s combined sanitary and storm sewers:

 City of Butler Stormwater –Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021

Item

Years 

  • Butler Drain, East Section
    (with DeKalb County)

2017

  • Butler Drain, West Section
    (with DeKalb County)
2018
  • South Side – South Federal Street

2018

  • South Side – Depot Street to ThermaTru

2019-2021

The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $6,122,500.


Streets

Annual needs include street paving and crack-sealing to extend the pavement life of the street surfaces.  The now-completed 2017 curb-ramp replacement project is also included:

City of Butler Streets –Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021

Item

Years 

  • Crack Sealing

2017-2021

  • Curb-Ramp Replacement*

2017 – completed

  • Sidewalk Repair and Replacement

2017-2021

  • Sign Replacement

2017-2021

  • Street Building Replacement

2017-2018

  • Street Garage / Storage Improvements

2017-2018

  • Street Paving

2017-2021

  • Tree Removal & Replacement

2017-2021

  • Tree Trimming off Streets

2017, 2021

The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $2,092,000.

*The City of Butler has received a grant of $90,000 from the Indiana Department of Transportation to fund 50% of the project costs.



Cemetery

Improvements include a new fence, drainage tile and mausoleum repairs.

City of Butler Cemetery –Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021

Item

Years 

  • Install New Fence
    East End of Butler Cemetery

2019

  • Install New Fence
    West End of Cemetery

2018

  • Install Tile in Ditch,
    Butler Memorial Garden

2020

  • Install Concrete Footers
  • Limestone

2017,
2019, 2021

  • Mausoleum Repairs

2018

  • Repair Fallen Monuments & Footers

2017-2021

The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $104,000.

Parks

Projects include replacing playground equipment in Mason and Maxton parks, a storage building replacement, and paving the Southside Park parking lot and walking path:

City of Butler Parks – Capital Improvement Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021

Item

Years 

  • Install Electricity around
    Southside Park Walk Path

2020

  • Install New Sidewalk at Maxton Park

2018

  • Pave Parking Lot North of Library*

2017 – completed

  • Pave Walk Path at Southside Park*

2017 – completed

  • Repave Basketball Court
    at Hathaway Park

2018

  • Replace Playgound Equipment
    at Mason Park

2021

  • Replace Playgound Equipment
    at Maxton Park

2020

  • Reshape Creek Bank
    through Maxton Park

2020

  • Storage Building Replacement

2017-2021

  • Top All Ball Diamonds with Brick Dust

2017,
2019, 2021

The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $176,500.

*The project cost of these projects is included in the overall 2017 street paving project


Police Department

The Police Department’s primary capital needs are patrol vehicles and body armor:

City of Butler Police Department –
Capital Equipment Needs for the Years 2017 to 2021
Item Years 
  • New Patrol Vehicle
2018
  • New Patrol Vehicle
2019
  • 2 new additional Tasers
2019
  • New Patrol Vehicle
2020
  • New Patrol Vehicle
2021
  • 7 Sets, Soft Body Armor
2021
  • New Patrol Vehicle
2022
The current (2017) projected estimate for the above listed Capital Improvement Projects is approximately $170,000.

COMMENTS

What do you think are Butler’s most important infrastructure needs.  Please submit your ideas and comments via our Comments form.

You can do your part to help build the Roads to Butler’s Future. Please take a few minutes to respond to the “Butler Community Survey – 2017.”

We appreciate your participation and input.

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