The City Council of Riverbank adopted a list of street projects for the coming year, at its June 14 regular meeting.
The projects are funded under state resolution SB-1, a Senate Bill enacted as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
According to Kathleen Cleek, Development Services Administration Manager, “the primary focus of the bill is to address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs on both the state highways and local streets and roads system. Prior to receiving new Fiscal Year apportionments of funds from the State Controller, the city must adopt a list of projects proposed to be funded by resolution and submitted to the state by July 1 of each year.”
She listed the projects affected to include a Topeka Street overlay from Callander to Jackson Street that is receiving both 2021-22 and 2022-23 funds. Also included is gutter and ADA improvements on Stanislaus Street at Seventh Street, and a Second Street overlay from Atchison to Sierra streets.
The projected total for this work is set at $807.670.
The council also approved the Santa Fe Street project starting in front of Cardozo Middle School and the Riverbank Community Center and Park.
“The project consists of resurfacing, replacing some curb, gutter and sidewalk and ADA improvements. The project will construct eight curb ramps and four ADA parking spaces,” Cleek said. “The purpose of the project is to improve and restore the existing asphalt within this corridor as well as meet necessary ADA requirements. This project is needed to prevent a more costly pavement replacement, ensure the safety of the traveling public and promote a safe and walkable corridor.”
Cost of that project is set at $623,626.
The council also began the process for setting new fees in Riverbank’s Lighting, Landscaping and Storm Drain districts coming up.
They voted to initiate the proceedings for setting the annual levy of assessments for the coming year.
The council also voted to renew the contract with Grover Landscaping Services for three years to service these districts.