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2014 BERNALILLO COUNTY BOND ISSUES

NO TAX INCREASE and MATCHING FUNDS

Five important questions will appear on the November 4th General Election Ballot to fund Community Improvement Projects.

COUNTY BOND ISSUE #1 -Library Books and Materials

$1,800,000 to keep our Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library system updated and to assure a quality educational resource for everyone – all library branches will benefit.

COUNTY BOND ISSUE #2 – Public Safety

$5,741,000 to design and construct new public safety facilities and repair existing facilities.

ANIMAL SHELTER –$4,500,000 to design, construct and equip a new 7000 square-foot animal shelter facility within Bernalillo County.

Metropolitan Assessment Treatment Services Center (MATS) – $41,000 for the design and installation of a new HVAC system to open a new wing for services.

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE – $1,200,000 to replace aging systems in various county-owned buildings.

COUNTY BOND ISSUE #3 – Parks and Recreation Facilities

$6,460,000 for improvements to parks and community centers, a new otter exhibit at the ABQ BioPark, design and construction of a new Regional Recreation & Aquatics Facility, and additional little league fields.

OTTER EXHIBIT AT ABQ AQUARIUM – $2,000,000 towards the design and construction of a new Otter Exhibit at the ABQ Aquarium.

REGIONAL RECREATION & AQUATICS FACILITY – $1,250,000 to design and construct a new facility within the county.

LOS VECINOS COMMUNITY CENTER – $800,000 to move existing basketball court, fix turf and improve grading and drainage.

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER – $450,000 to demolish the annex, create new parking, and improve existing trail and drainage.

PARADISE HILLS COMMUNITY CENTER – $400,000 to include an additional gym, a fitness center, locker and changing rooms and additional parking.

LOS PADILLAS COMMUNITY CENTER – $50,000 to add lighting to redeveloped parking lot.

LA LADERA PARK – $100,000 to expand the park to the west including a MRGCD ditch crossing

DENNISON PARK – $50,000 to install new bleachers, a concession stand, a sheep enclosure and additional parking.

NORTH VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE – $610,000 to plan, design, construct and equip two new little league fields, a concession stand and additional parking.

LITTLE LEAGUE FACILITIES – $100,000 to purchase and install bleachers at all facilities.

PARK AND PLAYGROUND REDEVELOPMENT – $500,000 to improve parks and playgrounds county-wide.

AQUATIC UPGRADES – $50,000 to add changing rooms, improve ADA access, install new landscaping and lighting at pools throughout the county.

ADA PLANNING – $100,000 to identify specific ADA recommendations, plans and cost estimates for upgrades to all parks, recreation and open space facilities.

COUNTY BOND ISSUE #4 – Road Construction and Improvements

$9,070,000 for the design, construction and repair of roads and related non-motor vehicle pathways within Bernalillo County.

SUNPORT EXTENSION – $1,600,000 to extend Sunport Boulevard from Broadway Boulevard to I-25, using four- lane construction.

BRIDGE BOULEVARD REDEVELOPMENT – $1,500,000 to reconstruct Bridge Boulevard from Coors to Isleta Boulevard.

2nd STREET SW and VALLE DEL ORO TRAIL – $500,000 to construct a 10-foot-wide multi-use trail within existing right-of-way for segments both north and south of Rio Bravo.

PAVING AND REHABILITATING ROADS IN DISTRICTS 1, 2, 4 and 5 – $4,000,000 to place asphalt pavement on unincorporated area dirt and graveled roadways or to replace substantially deteriorated paved roadways throughout the county.

CAP-COOP STATE SCHOOL BUS ROUTE PROGRAM – $170,000 to provide matching funds for State funding to improve various school bus routes including paving, drainage and safety improvements.

NEW SIDEWALKS, ADA IMPROVEMENTS AND LIGHTING IN DISTRICT 3 – $1,000,000 to augment capital outlay dollars received from the State to install new sidewalks, ADA improvements and lighting.

ROADWAY STRIPING, TRAFFIC CALMING AND GUARDRAILS – $300,000 to replace roadway striping, install traffic calming devices, pavement markings and guardrails as needed for safety.

COUNTY BOND ISSUE #5 – Drainage and Utilities

$4,500,000 for flood damage reduction and storm drainage projects, sewer infrastructure and fiber optic installation.

VISTA DEL RIO PHASE 4B – $2,000,000 to install storm drainage facilities to collect storm water and direct it to a detention pond. Curb and gutters will be installed on the roadways to prevent runoff from entering private property.

ARENAL STORM DRAIN – $1,700,000 to continue the flood damage reduction project in the South Valley.

NORTH EDITH – $500,000 to develop sewer infrastructure and potentially build water infrastructure for the far northern extent of Edith Boulevard.

FIBER OPTICS DESIGN AND INSTALLATION – $300,000 to install fiber optics as an essential county utility and incorporate its installation with other utility work when possible.