Progress as Promised

Spring 2015 update

May 6, 2015

Objectives of March 13, 2012 sales tax reallocation election [1]
1. enhance public safety
2. address infrastructure needed to support growth and protect the environment
3. improve leisure-time opportunities for residents
4. without increasing our tax rates

Fire Service Improvements

Objective #1

Fire Service - Capital
Project Cost Status Notes
Apparatus replacement $4.1 million 3 pumpers, 2 ladder, 1 Quint $200k under budget
Station 11 @ Chaffee Crossing $3.2 million on time, on budget
Remodel Stations 1 - 10 $1.2 million firefighter safety & service reliability - as budgeted


Fire Service Operations - Sales Tax
Project Cost Estimates Status Notes
Personnel:
 - Station 11 staffing
 - Additional aerial personnel
 - Additional command staff
$2,116,370 ongoing Staffing, Equipment, Overhead
Fire Training Center Construction $1.176 million nearing completion In use for training, contract set to be closed out no later than mid-June
Apparatus replacement - sinking fund $300,000 ongoing For routine replacement of aging firefighting equipment
FSFD 2015 Operating Budget for Program 4803
(dedicated 2012 sales tax revenues)
$66,190 ongoing Includes office supplies, small equipment, fuel, routine vehicle maintenance, building repair, education, etc.

  1. source: Progress as Promised: Fort Smith Sales Tax Election - powerpoint, p. 13  ↩

  2. source: 2015 City of Fort Smith budget supplement document, p. 52