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Regional Plan: Capital Improvement Plan and Implementation
This phase of the project included the ultimate planning document associated with the LRGV Regional EAP. There were six major elements to this phase:
- Identification of Projects
- Cost Estimates
- Prioritization and Ranking of Projects
- Identification of Potential Funding Sources
- Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Schedule
1. Identification of Projects. Each team member visited their assigned entities and obtained the following through interview / discussion:
a. Develop list of issues and challenges during and resulting from Hurricanes Dolly and Ike.
b. Develop list and obtain copies of projects and/or studies.
c. Obtain copies of city and county design standards associated with each entity.
From the information above, an overall project list was developed. This overall project list will be included in the LRGV Regional EAP.
2. Narrowed List and Cost Estimates. Each entity was then asked to identify their top 3 projects for each category of small, medium, and large for a narrowed list.
- Small Projects: Cost less than $2.5 million
- Medium Projects: Cost greater than $2.5 million, but no more than $25 million
- Large Projects: Cost greater than $25 million.
Each team member then reviewed, fine-tuned, and/or developed cost estimates for each project for each project on the narrowed list.
3. Prioritization / Ranking. Each project was then ranked utilizing the Project Identification / Ranking Form. Project ranking was by group: Small, Medium, and Large. The current Project Identification / Ranking Form includes: Ranking Form.
The projects have been ranked and prioritized in a ranked project list.
4. Identification of Potential Funding Sources. Potential funding sources for drainage and infrastructure projects were identified and their applicability to certain projects was then expounded upon.
5. Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Schedule. A CIP schedule was prepared based on project constructability, funding availability, and project ranking.
6. Implementation. Recommendations were incorporated regarding implementation and administration strategies. One of these strategies included the evaluation and recommendation regarding what governing entity would facilitate, operate, and maintain the LRGV Regional EAP. Five entities were evaluated: (1) LRGVDC, (2) Rio Grande Regional Water Authorities, (3) Storm Water Control District, (4) Interlocal Between Counties, and (5) Interlocal Between Drainage Districts.
Through Joint Meetings of the Steering and Technical Committees, the committee members recommended that the LRGVDC consider the development of a Storm Water Control District. This recommendation was tabled, and is currently being reviewed, by the Board of the LRGVDC.
7. Final LRGV EAP. The final submitted and approved report can be viewed here (coming soon).
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