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.

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

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Anticipated Uses* Department Category Estimated Costs*
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) for City Hall IT Equipment $19,500
Stairwell Door / Elevator Security Fire Remodel $11,000
New Lockers Fire Remodel $44,000
Boiler Fire Equipment $132,100
Chiller Fire Equipment $217,800
2 New A/C Units Fire Equipment $100,000
New Boiler Police Equipment $60,000
New Chiller Police Equipment $200,000
Renovation of jail facilities (decommissioning, incl Architect fee) Police Remodel $708,775
New Lockers Police Remodel $66,580
Police Lobby Remodel Police Remodel $106,956
Safe Exchange Program - video surveillance Police Parking; 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 Buildings

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Anticipated Uses* Department Category Estimated Costs*
Chiller (City Hall) Facilities Equipment $200,000
Boiler (City Hall) Facilities Equipment $60,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (City Hall) Facilities Equipment $53,000
Generator (City Hall) Facilities Equipment $185,000
File Room Remodel (City Hall) Facilities Remodel $150,000
HVAC (Public Works) Facilities Equipment $50,000
Generator (Public Works) Facilities Equipment $300,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (Public Works) Facilities Equipment $15,000
Generator (Animal Shelter) Facilities Equipment $150,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) (Animal Shelter) Facilities Equipment $5,000
HVAC (Pump Station) Facilities Equipment $16,000
City Hall/Fire/Police (E side of Murphy Rd) Facilities Digital 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 Facilities

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Anticipated Uses* Department Category Estimated Costs*
Storage Facility for Parks and Rec equip and materials Facilities New Construction $450,000
MCC/MAC/Animal Shelter (West side of Murphy Rd) Facilities Digital Signage $125,000
Generator Recreation Equipment $185,000
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) Recreation Equipment $6,500
Interior Remodel Only Recreation Remodel $400,000
HVAC Recreation Equipment $55,000
Concession Stand Renovation Recreation Remodel $350,000
North Hill Park - Phase III Parks New Construction $1,100,000
Waters Edge Park - Renovation Parks Remodel $850,000
Travis Farm Park - Phase II  Parks Remodel $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.