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Stimulus Watch: North Miami, FL $171 Million

April 8, 2009

For your information. North Miami Beach sought $16,689,000 in stimulus money.  Why do you think North Miami has $100,000,000 more ?  Is there a story here?

The $2 Million dollar Light Bulb and $5Mil Light sensor projects are interesting. How much energy cost is that supposed to save the city?

Take a look at how many job are created.  That’s an eye opener for me. How long do the jobs last?

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  


Here are the projects in North Miami, Florida

Description Jobs Cost
Asphalt overlaying of deteriorating roads throughout the city. 12 $5,000,000
Pedestrian walk way and handicap ramp repairs and construction in areas that are without. 10 $2,500,000
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. 15 $2,000,000
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. 200 $120,000,000
Lining of existing sanitary sewer force mains of various size pipes to stop water from infiltrating the pipes. 10 $10,000,000
Installation of test / production well for new R/O Treatment facility. 15 $5,000,000
Purchase additional property for expansion of water treatment facility and clear the property for construction. 6 $1,600,000
Rehabilitation of ten (10) existing sewer lift stations that collect from gravity sewers in residential areas. 7 $600,000
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. 30 $5,000,000
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. 10 $2,000,000
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. 10 $2,000
Install solar panels and wind turbines where applicable beginning with all City owned facilities to reduce energy and create renewable energy production. 10 $5,000,000
Retrofit of all City owned facilities by changing out light fixtures, replacing switches with censor controls to increase energy efficiency. 10 $5,000,000
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. 2 $2,000,000
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. 5 $666,400
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 0 $584,390
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) 2 $470,782
Community Oriented Police Officers – This project will allow us to fund 3 full time community oriented police officers. 3 $399,840
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. 2 $266,560
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 2 $190,632
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 2 $140,000
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%. 10 $1,500,000
Land will be needed to store and maintain the buses when purchased. 1 $1,200,000
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. 1 $250,000
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