Capital Projects Bond Program

Bond Election

2017 General Obligation Bond Election

On August 15, 2017, the Murphy City Council approved Ordinance No. 17-08-1052, ordering a bond election to be held in the City of Murphy on November 7, 2017.  Citizens of Murphy will be asked to vote on the issuance of $22,960,000 in new General Obligation (G.O.) bonds.  The City seeks authorization to issue bonds in the amounts and for the purposes identified below:  

 

Proposition A: The Issuance of $15,510,000 General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvements.Details

Proposition B:  The Issuance of $1,735,000 General Obligation Bonds for Public Safety Facilities.Details

Proposition C: The Issuance of $1,315,000 General Obligation Bonds for Improvements to Existing Municipal Buildings.Details

Proposition D:  The Issuance of $4,400,000 General Obligation Bonds for Park and Recreational Facilities.Details

Background:
 

On November 15, 2016 the Murphy City Council appointed seven citizens to serve on a Capital Projects Advisory Committee (CPAC), the first such committee in ten years. The members of CPAC were tasked to review capital needs within the City and provide City Council with a recommended list of prioritized projects. Over the course of eight months, CPAC conducted 13 meetings, 3 work sessions, and 2 public town hall meetings to obtain citizen input, prioritize projects, and develop proposed funding strategies. The Committee’s work culminated with a final report to City Council on June 21, 2017. 

Subsequent to the receipt of the final report, City Council met several times to review city needs and develop a list of ballot propositions.  In its deliberations, City Council modified the recommended project lists and directed staff to take the following actions: 1) proceed with the process necessary to call a $22,960,000 GO bond election for November 7, 2017; 2) prepare an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $5,545,000 in Certificates of Obligation for Utility related projects; and 3) prepare an ordinance authorizing the issuance of $3,510,000 in Tax Notes for improvements to existing municipal buildings.  The November 7, 2017 election concerns the issuance of General Obligation bonds only.  The issuance of Certificates of Obligation and Tax Notes will be acted upon by City Council at a later date.

Information is available elsewhere on the city web site that provides a list of anticipated capital projects that will be funded through General Obligation bonds.  All amounts and anticipated uses of bond funds are preliminary and subject to change.  Actual use of any approved bonds will be determined by action of the Murphy City Council.

 Link to Early Voting Hours and Locations                        SAMPLE BALLOT

 
Power Point Presentations for all CPAC Meetings.
  

  

 

Proposition A:  The Issuance of $15,510,000 General Obligation Bonds for Street Improvements.TOP

Anticipated Uses*DepartmentCategoryEstimated Costs*
D-16 (Creekside Drive)Public WorksInfrastructure$33,000
D-5 South Maxwell Creek Road (36" Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$150,000
D-6 Bunny Run Drive (2 - 48" Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$175,000
D-7 South Maxwell Creek Road (72" Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$225,000
D-8 South Maxwell Creek Road (2 - 48" Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$200,000
D-9 McWhiter Road (36" Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$50,000
North Maxwell Creek RoadPublic WorksInfrastructure$1,424,000
South Maxwell Creek RoadPublic WorksInfrastructure$724,000
Kinney DrivePublic WorksInfrastructure$486,000
Street Panel ReplacementPublic WorksInfrastructure$2,000,000
Right Turn Lane Northbound South Murphy Road @ F.M. 544Public WorksInfrastructure$175,000
Landscape & Irrigation ImprovementsPublic WorksInfrastructure$1,000,000
Landscape & Irrigation ImprovementsPublic WorksInfrastructure$1,000,000
C-1 (East of Shady Timbers Lane)Public WorksInfrastructure$1,827,000
C-2 (South Murphy Road to Hawthorne Drive)Public WorksInfrastructure$1,089,000
C-3 (South Murphy Road to Mimosa Drive)Public WorksInfrastructure$1,787,000
C-4 (Horizon Drive & Parallel Lot-Line Swale)Public WorksInfrastructure$410,000
C-5 (Skyline Drive Swale)Public WorksInfrastructure$200,000
C-6 (McWhirter Drive Southern Swale)Public WorksInfrastructure$250,000
D-1 (6-Foot by 6-Foot Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert Extension) Public WorksInfrastructure$408,000
D-2 (18-Inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe Culvert)Public WorksInfrastructure$143,000
D-3 (60-Inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe Culverts)Public WorksInfrastructure$252,000
D-4 (60-Inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe Culverts)Public WorksInfrastructure$299,000
D-10 (Waters Edge Way)Public WorksInfrastructure$63,000
D-11 (Waters Edge Way)Public WorksInfrastructure$45,000
D-12 (Waters Edge Way)Public WorksInfrastructure$113,000
D-13 (Waters Edge Way)Public WorksInfrastructure$68,000
D-14 (Creekside Drive)Public WorksInfrastructure$64,000
D-15 (Creekside Drive)Public WorksInfrastructure$43,000
N Maxwell Creek Road RR crossing & sidewalk constructionPublic WorksInfrastructure$300,000
Project Management Costs   $506,250
Rounding to nearest $5,000  $750
Total

$15,510,000

* Note: All amounts and anticipated uses of bond funds are preliminary and subject to change. Actual use of any approved bonds will be determined by action of the City Council.

Proposition B for Public Safety FacilitiesTOP

Anticipated Uses*DepartmentCategoryEstimated Costs*
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) for City HallITEquipment$19,500
Stairwell Door / Elevator SecurityFireRemodel$11,000
New LockersFireRemodel$44,000
BoilerFireEquipment$132,100
ChillerFireEquipment$217,800
2 New A/C UnitsFireEquipment$100,000
New BoilerPoliceEquipment$60,000
New ChillerPoliceEquipment$200,000
Renovation of jail facilities (decommissioning, incl Architect fee)PoliceRemodel$708,775
New LockersPoliceRemodel$66,580
Police Lobby RemodelPoliceRemodel$106,956
Safe Exchange Program - video surveillancePoliceParking; Lighting; Cameras$31,969
Project Management Costs   $33,750
Rounding to nearest $5,000   $2,570
Total

$1,735,000

* Note: All amounts and anticipated uses of bond funds are preliminary and subject to change. Actual use of any approved bonds will be determined by action of the City Council.

Proposition C for Improvements to Existing Municipal BuildingsTOP

Anticipated Uses*DepartmentCategoryEstimated Costs*
Chiller (City Hall)FacilitiesEquipment$200,000
Boiler (City Hall)FacilitiesEquipment$60,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (City Hall)FacilitiesEquipment$53,000
Generator (City Hall)FacilitiesEquipment$185,000
File Room Remodel (City Hall)FacilitiesRemodel$150,000
HVAC (Public Works)FacilitiesEquipment$50,000
Generator (Public Works)FacilitiesEquipment$300,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (Public Works)FacilitiesEquipment$15,000
Generator (Animal Shelter)FacilitiesEquipment$150,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (Animal Shelter)FacilitiesEquipment$5,000
HVAC (Pump Station)FacilitiesEquipment$16,000
City Hall/Fire/Police (E side of Murphy Rd)FacilitiesDigital Signage$125,000
Project Management Costs   $6,000
Total 

$1,315,000

* Note: All amounts and anticipated uses of bond funds are preliminary and subject to change. Actual use of any approved bonds will be determined by action of the City Council.

Proposition D for Park and Recreational FacilitiesTOP

Anticipated Uses*DepartmentCategoryEstimated Costs*
Storage Facility for Parks and Rec equip and materialsFacilitiesNew Construction$450,000
MCC/MAC/Animal Shelter (West side of Murphy Rd)FacilitiesDigital Signage$125,000
GeneratorRecreationEquipment$185,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)RecreationEquipment$6,500
Interior Remodel OnlyRecreationRemodel$400,000
HVACRecreationEquipment$55,000
Concession Stand RenovationRecreationRemodel$350,000
North Hill Park - Phase IIIParksNew Construction$1,100,000
Waters Edge Park - RenovationParksRemodel$850,000
Travis Farm Park - Phase II ParksRemodel$750,000
Project Management Costs   $128,250
Rounding to nearest $5,000   $250
Total

$4,400,000




* Note: All amounts and anticipated uses of bond funds are preliminary and subject to change. Actual use of any approved bonds will be determined by action of the City Council.