Post Number: 24
|Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 04:46 pm: |
What is the overall plan with street lighting in Frisco? Will the city be moving forward with Median street lighting? Specifically, Hillcrest and Ohio.
(Message edited by admin on February 02, 2005)
Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2005 - 10:17 am: |
I apologize for the delay in responding to your request.
According to Cissy Sylo, Director of Engineering:
Ohio from Wade south to Prestmont will have street lighting installed by the end of February 2005. There are no current plans or funds in the FY2005 budget to install lights on Ohio further south or along Hillcrest.
The Parks Department has been installing street light conduit and pull boxes along Hillcrest during their landscaping/irrigation work for future street lighting.
Post Number: 25
|Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 04:06 pm: |
This Ohio ligting seems to exclude the main intersection beside Lowe's. Maybe I am wrong. Is this intersection going to get lighting. It is needed. Thanks.
Post Number: 26
|Posted on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 04:12 pm: |
Why are more streets not put into each years budget for street lighting?
Where can we get a list of what roads are in this budget for street lighting.
Hulon Webb, Engineer
Post Number: 18
|Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:33 am: |
I can appreciate your interest in street lights and assure you that the City is working towards providing street lights on all its existing and proposed roads. As for Ohio, the lighting south of Prestmont to SH 121 will be installed once funding is allocated. When will that be, I cannot tell you because there are numerous existing roads throughout the city that need lighting and the approximately $13 million dollars required for installation of those lights will have be allocated over several budget cycles.
The only existing road that has funds for street lighting is Main Street from FM 423 to Dallas North Tollway. Staff will be working this year to have this lighting designed and installed.
As for the proposed roads that are currently being constructed, the following will include street lights:
- Frisco Street (Main to Eldorado)
- Legacy Drive (Stonebriar to Warren)
- Lebanon (Legacy to Starwood)
- Legacy Drive (Main to Eldorado)
- Teel Parkway (Timber Ridge to Main)
- Teel Parkway (Main to Eldorado)
- Main Street (Dallas North Tollway to Preston)
- Ohio Drive (Prestmont to Wade)
- Preston Road (Gaylord to Main)
- Warren Parkway (Dallas North Tollway to Legacy)
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me at (972) 335-5585 ext. 127.
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:58 pm: |
Can you have the city manager respond: Why are roads that have existed for years not having street lights installed? If funds are an issue, why was the tax rate lowered this year. (As these are questions I would appreciate them not being edited as a taxpayer I have a right to know.)
Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Post Number: 119
|Posted on Friday, February 11, 2005 - 06:13 pm: |
Approximately $500,000 was included in this year's budget to construct street lights on existing thoroughfares.
Upon checking with our engineering department, the five highest rated (based on traffic volume) thoroughfares needing street lights are Main Street from FM 423 to DNT, Rolater/Stonebrook from DNT to Coit, Hillcrest from SH 121 to Main, Lebanon Road from DNT to Coit, and Legacy from Warren to Lebanon.
The average cost for each roadway named above is approximately $500,000 (this takes into consideration that conduit has been installed on several of the roads) with the exception of Legacy which is approximately $150,000.
I've asked engineering to have plans prepared for all five roadways named above. Upon receiving plans and detailed cost estimates, I will ask city council to amend the budget to include at least three of the roadways (additional funding to come from the city's general fund balance). We then plan to include funding for the other two roadways in next year's budget.
Thanks for asking the question. I do offer my apology for these improvements not being ready to bid before now.
To answer your question about why the tax rate was recommended to be $.423, in the report prepared for the 2002 bond election the estimated tax rate for this year was $.425. I believe it is important for the city to try its best to keep the tax rate at or below the tax rates estimated in the report.
City of Frisco
6891 Main Street
Frisco, Texas 75034