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Below are the "shovel-ready" projects for which this city submitted in the 2008 U.S. Conference of Mayors report. You can click on a project to read (and add to) its description. You can also discuss the project and vote on whether you believe it is critical or not.
The total cost of all the projects submitted by North Miami is $171,370,604
|Description||City||State||Jobs||Cost||Program Type||Vote Ratio|
|Asphalt overlaying of deteriorating roads throughtout the city.||North Miami||FL||12||$5,000,000||Streets/Roads||2|
|Pedestrian walk way and handicap ramp repairs and construction in areas that are without.||North Miami||FL||10||$2,500,000||Streets/Roads||1|
|Replace worn out walk bridge across canal which carries students from one side of the city to the other for school. This walk bridge also has a few water and sewer lines attached that would require work.||North Miami||FL||15||$2,000,000||Streets/Roads||7|
|Upgrade of existing lime softening water treatment plant and construction of a new reverse osmosis water treatment facility to be completed by year 2014 with phases through 2010.||North Miami||FL||200||$120,000,000||Water||2|
|Lining of existing sanitary sewer force mains of various size pipes to stop water from infiltrating the pipes.||North Miami||FL||10||$10,000,000||Water||1|
|Installation of test / production well for new R/O Treatment facility.||North Miami||FL||15||$5,000,000||Water||0|
|Purchase additional property for expansion of water treatment facility and clear the property for construction.||North Miami||FL||6||$1,600,000||Water||0|
|Rehabilitation of ten (10) existing sewer lift stations that collect from gravity sewers in residential areas.||North Miami||FL||7||$600,000||Water||3|
|Business Incubator program to help new busnesses and retain existing businesses by providing "start up" funds to bring them to the City or providing funds to retain the business.||North Miami||FL||30||$5,000,000||CDBG||5|
|Revive the Commercial Facade Program to provide grants to existing businesses to assist with the exterior facade of buildings to prevent the appearance of blight and stabilize the commercial areas.||North Miami||FL||10||$2,000,000||CDBG||0|
|Continue improvements to swales and sidewalks in areas where swales are deteriorated and not functional to reduce flooding and improve the overall appearance of neighborhoods.||North Miami||FL||10||$2,000||CDBG||4|
|Install solar panels and wind turbines where applicable beginning with all City owned facilities to reduce energy and create renewable energy production.||North Miami||FL||10||$5,000,000||Energy||3|
|Retrofit of all City owned facilities by changing out light fixtures, replacing switches with censor controls to increase energy efficiency.||North Miami||FL||10||$5,000,000||Energy||1|
|Establish a "Change a light bulb" program for all income eligible households and change out all Incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs to reduce energy consumption City wide.||North Miami||FL||2||$2,000,000||Energy||-11|
|Patrol Officers - This project will fund five additional police officers to augment our current patrol staffing. These additional officers will specifically be used in areas of directed patrol and proactive crime reduction operations.||North Miami||FL||5||$666,400||Public Safety||2|
|Strike Team - This project will fund the Targeting Violent Crime (Strike Team) initiative. to identify crime trends and patterns, gang members, and build criminal cases against identifiable offenders. Violent crimes targeted will be violent Part 1 Crimes||North Miami||FL||0||$584,390||Public Safety||5|
|Solving Cold Cases with DNA - This project will allow us to eliminate the backlog of approximately 35 cold case homicides and approximately 300 cold case sex crimes. This will allow us to use newer DNA technologies such as Short Tandem Repeats (STRj)||North Miami||FL||2||$470,782||Public Safety||3|
|Community Oriented Police Officers - This project will allow us to fund 3 full time community oriented police officers.||North Miami||FL||3||$399,840||Public Safety||2|
|School Resource Officers - This project will allow us to fund two full time school resource officers to be deployed to work in and around middle and senior high schools.||North Miami||FL||2||$266,560||Public Safety||2|
|Public Service Aides - This project will fund two additional Public Service Aide positions. These Public Service Aides will handle non-violent report calls (petty thefts, minor accidents, abandoned vehicles, etc.) and will provide relief to Uniform Patrol||North Miami||FL||2||$190,632||Public Safety||3|
|Support for the Communications and Records Management System - The Police Department recently purchased a new CAD system. These funds will be used to hire two information technology specialists to implement and support on an on-going basis the PD's CAD||North Miami||FL||2||$140,000||Public Safety||-3|
|To expand our existing NOMI Transit Circulator system by bringing the service inhouse and acquiring a total of seven (7) Azure Hybrid buses which will reduce carbon emissions by 30%.||North Miami||FL||10||$1,500,000||Transit||3|
|Land will be needed to store and maintain the buses when purchased.||North Miami||FL||1||$1,200,000||Transit||-17|
|Additional transit/hub shelters is needed to service the existing and expected ridership which will be generated by the acquisition of the 7 new buses.||North Miami||FL||1||$250,000||Transit||0|