Infrastructure Projects

The following infrastructure projects will be reviewed by City Council to determine which, if any, will receive funding. $7,978,881 remains for governmental services using the funds from the standard revenue loss option after payment of the Employee Service Appreciation Pay ($1,819,279), and the Lake Fayetteville Water Quality Study appropriation ($201,840). City Council approved taking a $10 million standard expense deduction in April 2022 to allow funds to be used for a wider variety of General Government Expenditures. 

Information Technology

  1. Data Transparency Reporting Website for Public Safety

Estimated Cost

$125,000

Project Description

The City of Fayetteville has experienced an increase in crime since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Implementing a new public safety data transparency reporting website would allow improved analytics on crime trends and assist with targeting programs and staffing to address the increase in crime. This website would be accessible by the public and improve the City’s ability to explain crimes trends and report on any new program’s effectiveness.

  1. Fiber Master Plan
  1. Water and Sewer Utilities Fiber Connectivity

Parks and Recreation

  1. Lake Fayetteville Ballfields Enhancements

Estimated Cost

$1,560,000

Project Description

Located in the north portion of the city, the Lake Fayetteville Ballfields were a favorite place to play in the past. As they have aged, quality has suffered and the community has expressed a strong desire to renovate the complex. These funds would improve the ballfields, playground, and support facilities. This project supports team sports, which helps build social capital and helps people live an active living lifestyle, while also strengthening tourism that supports small business and the city.

Related Documents

  1. Underwood Park Sewer
  1. Walker Park Activity Area

Public Works

  1. Lake Fayetteville Water Quality Implementation

Estimated Cost

$4,000,000

Project Description

Water quality improvements to Lake Fayetteville would specifically provide health, ecosystem, social and economic benefits to the City of Fayetteville. The lake, as it currently exists, is a significant draw of both citizens and those from out of town. The City Council has expressed a desire to have the water quality improved to a point at which it could be rated for primary contact. While it remains to be determined if swimming is the ultimate desire of the City, good water quality in the lake would certainly improve the popularity of the area as a destination for the City. This could include continued use for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and potentially paddle boarding. As people learn to appreciate and enjoy the outdoors, improvements may help in a host of areas including health benefits. Resolution 112-22  was passed in May 2022 and included the water quality study to provide direction on how to improve the lake. This proposed infrastructure item sets aside funding to begin implementing those water quality solutions identified.

Water and Sewer

  1. Repair and Replace Waterline between S. Futrall Dr. and S. School Ave.

Estimated Cost

$4,000,000

Project Description

This approximately 2.5-mile section of pipe was installed in the 60's, 70's and 80's and is located in very corrosive soil. Pipe corrosion is advanced and many leaks are experienced at this point in time. A leak on this large of pipe accounts for major water loss in the system. This project will be replacing/rehabilitation of the existing pipe. This project is tied to the Mayors Environmental and Economic focus areas. Replacement or rehabilitation of this pipe provides safe drinking water to areas south of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and S. Futrall Drive to the south part of Fayetteville, and on to Greenland and West Fork. 

The many leaks on this pipe requires replacing sections of pipe which during repairs limits the availability of water for consumption and fire protection, and can require boil orders to be enacted while testing is performed and results are received. The water loss (non-revenue water) we have experienced through the years due to leaks on this line have been in the millions of gallons. That is water that rate payers' funds must cover while not providing any benefit.

  1. SCADA Wireless Network Upgrade