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Mayor Bach Unveils 2014 Stormwater Budget Details
Wednesday, October 16, 2013


In the proposed 2014 Budget, the City of Colorado Springs intends to spend $9 million in new money on the construction, operations, and design of stormwater projects. This amount, alongside $7.2 million in pending grant funds and $8.8 million in emergency monies appropriated in 2013 makes a total anticipated spend of $25 million in 2014.

“The City of Colorado Springs is not standing idly by when it comes to our stormwater needs as we head into 2014. The $25 million we anticipate spending in the next year includes numerous projects identified as high priorities in the recent CH2M Hill Stormwater Needs Assessment. We are finding efficiencies and repurposing dollars wherever possible to address this critical need in our City, “said Mayor Steve Bach.

Please see below for a breakdown of the planned spending:

2014 Stormwater Funding

* These projects are on CH2M Hill's Stormwater Needs Assessment list (SNAP) as high priority projects

Total for these items: $14.25M 

 

Category

$ Millions

Description

Operating:

 

 

 

$2.800

Stormwater Operating

 

Total:

 

$2.800

 

Design:

 

 

 

$0.150

Design of Cottonwood Creek at La Madrina Ln.*

 

$0.675

 

To design high priority projects identified in the SNAP* (To be added prior to final budget mark-up)

 

$0.800

 

Appropriated in 2013 from the $8.8 million - for design of Camp Creek from Queen's Canyon to Fountain Creek *

 

$0.500

 

Technical Assistance NRCS grant funds to offset costs for Camp Creek design, Autism Pond Design and Utilities mitigation

 

$1.500

 

1,200 feet of Camp Creek structure replacement from 31st Street to Fountain Creek (federal grant)*

 

Total:

 

$3.625

 

$0.800 M was an appropriation in 2013

Pending Grants funds for Construction of Stormwater specific projects:

 

 

$4.700

FEMA, Stormwater maintenance/repair related to 2013 Summer storms

 

$2.500

 

NRCS additional Waldo Canyon Emergency Watershed funding city share of $3M total for the region

Total:

$7.200

 

Construction of Stormwater specific projects:

 

 

 

 

$5.000

Appropriated in 2013 from the $8.8 million - to repair North/South Douglas Creek*

 

$0.325

 

To be added to final budget markup, 19th and Dale Detention Pond Modifications*

 

$0.200

 

Appropriated in 2013 from the $8.8 million - to match $200,000 in Forest Service Funds for mitigation efforts in Camp Creek and Douglas(s)

 

$0.300

 

Appropriated in 2013 from the $8.8 million - to make emergency repairs to existing Camp Creek concrete channel*

 

 

$3.000

 

Pending Flood Mitigation Assistance Federal Grant related to Camp Creek Design*

 

$2.500

 

Appropriated in 2013 from the $8.8 million - to match the $3.0M pending Flood Mitigation Assistance Federal Grant*

 

Total:

$11.325

$8.0 M was an appropriation in 2013

Construction of Bridge/Road Projects with Stormwater Component: For information only

 

 

$0.188

25th Street Bridge Rehab over Fountain Creek

 

 

$0.780

 

Paseo Road Bridge over Shooks Run

 

 

$0.880

 

Rockrimmon Bridge over Rockrimmon Creek

 

 

$0.045

 

Delta Drive over Sand Creek Bridge Replacement

 

 

$0.035

 

El Morro Drive over Sand Creek Bridge Replacement

 

 

$0.045

 

Verde Drive over Spring Creek Bridge Replacement

 

 

$0.050

 

Cascade Avenue over Cheyenne Run Bridge  Replacement

 

Total: 

 

$2.023

 

Not included in total (for information only)

SUMMARY

   

 

Operating

 

$2.8M

 

 

Design

 

$3.625M

 

 

Pending Grants funds for Construction of Stormwater specific projects

 

$7.2M

 

 

Construction of Stormwater Specific Projects

 

$11.325M

 

Combined Total:

$25.0M

($8.8M appropriated in 2013, $7.2 M pending in Grant funds,

therefore, minimum of $9M more of new funding in 2014)