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Posted on: November 30, 2018

2019 Street Improvement Project OPEN HOUSE on 12/11 5-6 pm at City Hall

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A project informational meeting is scheduled for December 11, 2018, starting at 5:00 pm at the Apple Valley Municipal Center (City Hall), in the Regent room.

Preliminary design of the project has begun. It is anticipated that the project will be publicly bid and awarded to a contractor in the winter/spring of 2019 with construction anticipated in the 2019 season.  An additional neighborhood meeting will be scheduled if the project is awarded to discuss in more detail the construction schedule and specific scope of work in April.

If the City of Apple Valley proceeds with the project, funding would be derived from the City’s Road Improvement Tax Levy.  The City Council has structured this funding source to allow the City to pay for the proposed street reconstruction work WITHOUT the use of any special assessments. 

To continue the long-standing practice of not using special assessments the City Council has recently made some changes to the City Policy regarding Private items in the Public Right of Way and are outlined below: 

Street Improvement Projects often require construction work to occur within the public right-of-way area behind the concrete curb or outside of the paved street section. This area is typically referred to as the boulevard. Adjacent property owners along the street frequently have installed privately owned items within the boulevard area. Some examples of privately owned items within the boulevard include Irrigation or sprinkler systems, Bushes and landscape plantings, Decorative fences, and Underground dog fences.

The City will not be responsible for the cost to remove/reinstall privately owned items that are encountered within the right-of-way as part of a Street Improvement Project. City staff will send notice to property owners ahead of the project timeframe, requesting that the property owner remove any privately-owned items within the construction zone of the public right-of-way. Approved by City Council February 23, 2017, Resolution 2017-036

A project open house is scheduled for December 11, 2018, starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Apple Valley Municipal Center (City Hall), in the Regent Room. The Municipal Center is located at 7100 147th Street, in the southwest corner of 147th Street and Galaxie Avenue.

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