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Alternative Fuel Stations

AlternativeFuelThe City is currently seeking grant funding to implement alternative fuel stations throughout the community to meet growing demand.

Contact: Environmental Services Manager, Travis Lange | (661) 255-4337 | E-mail Travis Lange

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Finish coordination with EVgo to install DC Fast Fill station at Real Life Church/City Park location
  • CheckBox-2020Appropriate Mobile Source Reduction Committee grant and match through budget process to install DC Fast Fill station in a public, centrally located area
  • Collaborate on expanding Level 2 charging at strategic public locations to allow public charging and future fleet charging

 Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Identify locations for alternative fuel stations and acquire funding for the construction of one station

 


Bridge Maintenance Plan

bridge maintenanceThe City will continue to sustain the bridge preventative maintenance program, which is utilized to survey City bridges every other year and perform repairs if necessary.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Obtain funding, award contracts and complete repairs

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Evaluate the 100+ City bridges every other year based on County inspections conducted in Fiscal Year 2015-2016
  • CheckBox-2020Obtain a current report of County evaluation of City bridges
  • Compile a list of priority projects for the current fiscal year and perform repairs

Santa Clarita Transit Fleet and Maintenance Standards

transitThe City is reviewing the Santa Clarita Transit fleet and maintenance standards to address changes in technology and clean fuels, and to implement best management practices.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Assess the ability to transition the service fleet to alternative fuel platforms when and where possible
  • Add additional slow-fill CNG fueling stations at the Yard and at City Hall

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Assess current infrastructure and prepare a capital replacement plan
  • Issue a Request for Proposal, award contract, and receive completed study and recommendations
  • Conduct an assessment of City's Transit fleet and maintenance practices to ensure that the fleet is maintained efficiently; to confirm that the fleet is meeting the City's needs; and to make sure that the contractor is compliant with the maintenance needs
  • Monitor compressed natural gas usage and project future trends; receive completed plan with recommendations to evaluate the effectiveness of the compressed natural gas program and to ensure the capacity to provide compressed natural gas fuel

Maintenance & Sustainability Plan for Parks

Maintenance for ParksThe City is developing a comprehensive maintenance plan for all newly constructed public facilities, and a sustainability plan for all existing City facilities.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Utilize facility maintenance plan and continue to update as needed
  • Evaluate City facilities to identify opportunities to enhance sustainability and include as part of a sustainability plan

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Develop a preventative maintenance program on all facility assets and conduct an asset inventory at all facilities to create an appropriate maintenance schedule and replacement plan
  • Prepare a maintenance plan template for new park construction

Contact: Director of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services, Rick Gould | (661) 255-4978 | E-mail Rick Gould


Pavement Management System

Pavement ManagementUtilizing the existing Pavement Management System, the City is establishing a five-year list of priority streets in need of repairs, and is creating a funding strategy to ensure high-quality roadways.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Construct the 2016-17 Overlay and Slurry Seal project based upon the completed design

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Prepare a five-year list of priority streets for the overlay and slurry seal program
  • CheckBox-2020Determine the list of priority streets for the first year of the five-year plan
  • CheckBox-2020Award the five-year design contract

Progress Update:

  • The priority list of streest for Year 1 have been established and the design contract for the FY 15-16 Overlay Program was awarded to Nichols Consulting Engineering at the October 27, 2015 City Council meeting.
  • Contracts for the 2016-2017 Overlay and Slurry Seal programs were awarded at the June 14, 2016 City Council meeting.  

Visit the Road Rehab Website 


Rehabilitation of Existing Parks

rehabThe City is developing a schedule of older parks and trails in need of rehabilitation, or additional enhancements such as restrooms and shade structures, in order to maintain existing parks.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • Update the parks inventory document to reflect improvements and enhancements authorized in the FY 2016-17 budget
  • Update condition ratings for all park amenities
  • Prepare a list of highest priority projects that will require funding requests in the FY 2017-18 budget process

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Inventory and assess all existing older parks, trails, and amenities and utilize the inventory and assessment plan/database in the 2016-2017 budget process to determine funding priorities.

Contact: Director of Parks, Recreation, & Community Services, Rick Gould | (661) 255-4978 | E-mail Rick Gould


City Sidewalk Maintenance Plan

Sidewalk maintenanceThe City is developing a sidewalk monitoring and maintenance plan and a funding strategy to ensure safe paths of travel and access ramps on City sidewalks.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Collect sidewalk condition data annually to update backlog data
  • Reduce sidewalk backlog by 25 percent

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Streamline the sidewalk inspection program so that the backlog for sidewalk replacement is no more than one year
  • CheckBox-2020Analyze the sidewalk backlog funding strategy to determine the volume of sidewalk repairs that can be completed in-house versus those that must be contracted

Visit the City Sidewalk website.


Solid Waste Diversion

solidwasteIn accordance with the State required diversion goals, the City is developing a plan to proactively increase the citywide solid-waste diversion to 75%.

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Procure a consultant to complete a waste diversion plan to increase recycling at multi-family complexes and select commercial facilities

Progress Updates:

  • Staff created a scope of work and submitted it to four consulting firms.

Visit the Green Santa Clarita Website

Environmental Services Division

 


Stormwater Enhanced Watershed Management Plan

stormwatershedThe Stormwater Enhanced Watershed Management Plan will improve water quality in the Santa Clara River.

Year 2: Goal for 2016-2017

  • CheckBox-2020Receive final approval of Enhanced Watershed Management Plan (EWMP) from Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Submit Proposition 1 Grant applications for implementation
  • Review curb and gutter program for green street retrofit opportunities
  • Review monitoring data to manage storm water program efforts and priorities

Year 1: Goal for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Resubmit Enhanced Watershed Management Plan after receiving Regional Water Quality Control Board comments and receive Regional Water Quality Control Board approval
  • Update: (April 2016) The Regional Water Quality Control Board approved the Enhanced Watershed Management Plan.

Contact: Environmental Services Manager, Travis Lange | (661) 255-4337 | E-mail Travis Lange


Street Light Operations Savings

streetlight

The City is evaluating the possibility of acquiring and taking over operational maintenance of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) streetlight system. If the streetlight system is acquired, the City would realize significant annual operating savings and residents will benefit by increased response time to outages.

Southern California Edison has prepared a valuation of Santa Clarita’s streetlight system which they will present to City staff in May 2016.  The City will then analyze whether the cost to purchase and operate our streetlights is financially advantageous.  Staff will have one year to complete this analysis and present a recommendation to the City Council for consideration.  

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Analyze the City of Lancaster's acquisition and subsequent/pending actions to manage their streetlight system
  • Complete updated Streetlight Maintenance District Assessment Methodology
  • CheckBox-2020Engage Southern Edison(SCE) to prepare a valuation of the City's streetlight system

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • The City will be analyzing the City of Lancaster’s acquisition and subsequent/pending actions to manage their streetlight system. In addition Southern California Edison (SCE) will be preparing a valuation of the City of Santa Clarita’s streetlight system
  • CheckBox-2020Upon receipt of SCE’s System Valuation, the City will prepare a cost-benefit analysis to determine if acquiring our streetlight system is warranted
  • The goal is to complete an updated Streetlight Maintenance District Assessment Methodology

Transit Customer Amenities Maintenance Schedule

transit amenitiesThe City is developing a schedule for the maintenance and replacement of Transit customer amenities such as benches, shelters, trash receptacles and signage.

Year 2: Goals for 2016-2017

  • Visit and photograph all 675 transit stops to determine projected useful life and industry best practices

Year 1: Goals for 2015-2016

  • CheckBox-2020Visit and photograph all 675 transit stops to determine projected useful life and industry best practices
  • CheckBox-2020Maintain compliance with federal, state and local policies
  • CheckBox-2020Create and maintain a log of all customer amenities at transit stops
  • CheckBox-2020Review ridership/usage data to determine the appropriate level of amenities for each location
  • CheckBox-2020Update Federal Transportation Improvement Plan to reflect the City's amenities replacement/improvement schedule
  • CheckBox-2020Manage vehicle maintenance records to establish appropriate vehicle-replacement cycle

Contact: Administrative Analyst, Cindy Valdivia | (661) 295-6301 | E-mail Cindy Valdivia