A Frisco Citizen Bond Committee recommended $345 million worth of bond projects for voters to approve in May during the Jan. 15 City Council meeting.
The bond committee has been meeting since early October to review and analyze infrastructure needs submitted by city department leaders for the next five years. Some of those needs include road-improvement projects, public safety, public works and a library relocation.
Council will further discuss the recommendations during its winter work session Jan. 25-26. Council will need to decide by Feb. 5 whether to call for a bond election to make it on the May ballot.
The proposed $345 million in bonds was presented in five different proposals, including:
Public safety: $62.5 million
-addition of one New Fire Station, including new fire
apparatus supporting the station
-replacement of several existing fire apparatus
-additional outdoor warning sirens
-fire station renovations
-public safety training center, phase II
-police department headquarters remodel
Public works: $12 million
-expansion of public works facility
New public library: $62 million
-remodel and repurpose the GEA building at 8004 Dallas Parkway as new Frisco Public Library
Transportation: $155 million
-new traffic light signals
-intelligent transportation system
-downtown pedestrian plaza
Parks and recreation: $53.5 million
-sports center development, phase I
-hike and bike trails, land acquisition
-department offices and education center