Rosenberg talks about the capital improvement plan | New

Deputy City Manager Joyce Vasut participated in Rosenberg City Council’s workshop session on Tuesday detailing the capital improvement plan for fiscal year 2023 through fiscal year 2027.

No action was taken by council, but elected officials were given the opportunity to reflect on what to prioritize for the upcoming fiscal year.

“We have several general projects, including the renovation of Fire Station No. 1, the replacement of the police station chiller, and the Travis Park basketball pavilion,” Vasut said. “We also have many street and drainage projects including Benton Road expansion, Brazos Town Center one and two connecting streets, Cumings Baker Road extension, Dry Creek drainage improvements, expansion from Fairgrounds Road, Koeblan Road from FM 2218 to city limits also from SH 36 to Band Road at FM 2218. We have Rabbs Bayou drainage improvements, railway quiet areas, sidewalks, traffic lights to Commercial and Plaza Drive, Commercial Drive and Town Center Boulevard, then to Reading Road and Town Center Boulevard. And then we have the US 90A corridor.

Water and wastewater projects discussed include a 16-inch loop of water line from FM 2218 to J. Meyer Road, Blume Road service area, water and sanitary sewer extension of the I-69 Corridor, Reconstruction of Lift Station #8, North Side Water Line Improvements, Water Distribution Line Upgrades at Alamo, Lory, Airport and Frost Street, replacement of the mechanical screen at sewage treatment plant 1A, rehabilitation of the pipe of the sewage collection system of sewage treatment plant 2 and construction of a water well.

Vasut and city staff also identified Texas Department of Transportation projects, including FM 2218 from I-69 to State Highway 36, FM 723 from the Brazos River to Beadle Lane, and State Highway 36 from I- 69 at FM 2218.

Many projects already have a source of funding, whether budgeted funds or grants, Vasut said.

Those who need funding will be considered during the budget process, Vasut said.

District 3 Councilman Hector Trevino wanted to move the Travis Park Pavilion to another year to prioritize the cooling system and renovation of the fire station.

However, Mayor Kevin Raines denied the councilman’s appeal and vouched for coverage.

“We’re not moving Travis Park,” Raines said. “We were supposed to do Travis Park last year. We just sat here and drove around for the animal shelter fans and all we do is put a blanket on it so the kids can play basketball. Yes, we will. The children use this park daily. We have enough money to cover it.

Staff will submit the plan to the Board for approval at the July 19 meeting.

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