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The City of Canton is spending approximately $4.7 million in road resurfacing projects in 2019; this is 77% higher than last year’s budget and is by far the largest city funded program for streets in the city’s history. The City is able to do this by virtue of the passage of Issue 13 (.5% income tax increase) which went into effect July 1, 2018. We are spending $1,730,000 in Issue 13 funds on the 2019 resurfacing program: $500,000 from Issue 13 Capital funds, $500,000 from Issue 13 Neighborhood funds and $730,000 from Issue 13 Comprehensive Plan funds.

Below is a 5 page presentation that was presented to Canton City Council on July 1, 2109, by John Highman, Director of Public Service and the following members of the City Engineering Department: Dan Moeglin, City Engineer; Robert Sobnosky, Asst. City Engineer; and Kristine Griffith, Civil Engineer Technician.

By way of explanation, the budgeted expenditure of $4.7M for 2019 (and for each of the other years) includes ONLY city funds (not outside grant funds). City funds generally includes Capital and Street Maintenance (Street Maintenance funds include State Gasoline Tax.) Beginning with the passage of Issue 13, it also includes Issue 13 Capital, Issue 13 Neighborhood and Issue 13 Comprehensive Plan funds. A small amount of Water and Sewer funds are included where applicable and allowable. This chart provides an "apple to apple" comparison of the expenditure of city funds for these purposes in the years 2019 going back to 2009. These numbers were compiled by City Engineering. As one can see in reviewing expenditures over the years, the City has for a long time severely underfunded street capital repairs.

The $4.7M budgeted for 2019 includes only "contracted out" work for larger capital projects: base paving, ADA ramps, chip seal, brick road repair, crack seal and concrete repair. This $4.7M does not include Street Department operations, including pothole repair, patching, small crack seal, collection basin repair, snow removal, grass mowing, etc.

These numbers do not include road/resurfacing projects which were completed through outside (non-City) funds: federal, state, County, etc.

On pages 3-4 is a list of 2019 resurfacing projects by street or project name; the list includes paving and some major brick work; but does not include chip seal (which list has not been completed or bid yet; nor does it include crack seal, or additional minor brick repair.) We also anticipate (which is not included on the above list) the paving of East Tuscarawas Street from Riverside Drive to Cherry Avenue, and Cherry Avenue from 3rd Street South to Market Avenue North (approximately 16th Street) next Spring 2020, to be paid by Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) funds (80/20 split with City.)

Page 5 contains on the left hand column the same list of projects as contained on pages 3-4, only broken down by actual cost or by estimated cost. They total $4.6 M compared to the budgeted $4.7 M because all projects are not yet bid or fully costed out. The right hand column delineates the source of funds comprising the $4.7M budget.

Page 6 lists the contract status of the various projects listed in the preceding pages. We have also included answers to frequently asked questions, which are listed on Page 7.

We are very pleased to be able to commit this amount of funding to our 2019 Paving/Capital repair program. We are committed to spending Issue 13 funds (in the percentages and categories authorized by the ballot language) to roads and infrastructure, as promised, as well as dedicating other capital funds for these purposes. We have in place a 5 year plan for identifying and fixing roads and for objectively measuring our progress. We all feel that we are making progress. When you look at the amount of spending in 2009 to 2015, you can see how far behind we fell by any objective standard. We know that there is a long way to go to improve our roads to the condition that everyone in Canton wants and deserves. We will continue this course.

City of Canton, Ohio
2019 Resurfacing Program Update
City Council Meeting - July l, 2019

Recent Annual Expenditures on Resurfacing
Amount (not including outside funding sources)
  o 2019 $4,724,000 (77% increase over 2018)
  o 2018 $2,669,000
  o 2017 $2,504,000
  o 2016 $1,553,000
  o 2015 $1,086,000
  o 2014 $834,000
  o 2013 $946,000
  o 2012 $1,042,000
  o 2011 $1,216,000
  o 2010 $761,000
  o 2009 $1,330,000

Recent History of Improvements to Canton's Paving Program
  o 2019
    New Pavement Management Approach
      3 Keys
        o Coordination
        o Preventive Maintenance
        o Life Cycle Cost Analysis
    Begin using increased funds from statewide gasoline tax increase;
  o 2018
    Begin to use increased funds from Issue #13 Tax Issue
  o 2017
    Started using cement base stabilization
  o 2015
    Started using Chip Seal

Info Table 1

Info Table 2

2019 Pavement Improvement Projects
2019 Hot Mix Paving (in progress)
Base Stabilization (awarded)
Chip Seal (advertise in July)
Crack Seal (advertise in July)
Brick Repair (Advertise in August)
Concrete Repair (as-needed))
Georgetown and 8th Resurfacing (advertise in July)
Madison Ave. Improvements (advertise in July)
Mahoning Rd Improvements Part 2 (in progress)
Park Drive Chip and Seal (advertise in July)
Ridgewood East Phase 1 - Brick Street and Waterline Improvements (in progress)
Ridgewood East Phase 2 - Asphalt Street and Waterline Improvements (in progress)
Georgetown Rd Resurfacing (advertise in July)
Resurfacing with Stark County Engineer (in progress)
Resurfacing with ODOT (in progress)

2019 Project Documentation
Daily Inspection Reports on laptop computers
GIS Mapping Technology7/01/19


City of Canton Road Resurfacing Program - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Can this list change?
A: Yes. Depending on conditions in the field, funding, bid results, etc. roads may be added or removed.

Q: How are roads selected?
A: The list is compiled by the Engineering Department with the input of multiple other City departments. Factors that are considered include, road condition, amount of traffic, other planned projects in the area (this can either advance or delay a road), and funding source.

Q: I know of a road that I believe is worse than roads on the resurfacing list. Why would this happen?
A: Similar to what is discussed above, planned utility work, the funding source, and other roadwork in the area can advance or delay a resurfacing.

Q: Are these the only roads within the City of Canton that will be repaired this construction season?
A: No. These are the roads that have complete resurfacing planned. Other maintenance work will continue to take place. This includes but is not limited to pot hole patching, chip and seal, crack sealing, internal Street Department paving, etc.

Q: If I have questions regarding the City of Canton Paving Program who do I contact?
A: The City of Canton Engineering Department:
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