Special Five Mill Referendum
THE CITY OF AUBURN
A Special Five Mill Tax Referendum will be placed on the voter ballot on January 24, 2012. The referendum does not call for a new tax or the increase of an existing tax; it asks for voter approval to use proceeds from the Special Five Mill property tax to pay the debt service on bonds issued for specified projects.
Past Special Five Mill projects include the Soccer Complex, Town Creek Park, Yarbrough Tennis Center, Auburn Public Library and Youth Services Addition, Donahue Bridge and Frank Brown Recreation Center Interior Renovations.
Projects are selected based on priorities identified by residents in the annual Citizen Survey and through input from the City's various citizen advisory boards and commissions.
Proposed Five Mill Projects for 2012:
- New Senior Center; Frank Brown Recreation Center addition, exterior renovations and reconfigured parking.
- Improvements to downtown parking facilities, including additional parking, pedestrian facilities, landscaping and new parking meter technology.
New Senior Center
- Construction of a new 8,454 square-foot senior center located in the complex where the Frank Brown Recreation Center (FBRC) and the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center currently resides.
- The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board has identified the senior center and FBRC addition as its highest priority.
- The project also includes the construction of a 7,912 square-foot addition to the existing FBRC including new racquetball courts, fitness facilities, activity rooms and reception area.
Frank Brown Recreation Center Addition
|Frank Brown Recreation Center Addition||$1,300,000|
|New Senior Center||$1,950,000|
- Parking will be reconfigured along with new exits and entrances.
- Other site improvements, including additional parking, pedestrian facilities and landscaping will be added.
Downtown Parking Improvements
In response to priorities identified in the Citizen Survey, this project will consist of the design and construction of numerous improvements to the City’s downtown parking facilities, including:
- Demolition of old AuburnBank drive-thru and consolidation of all surface parking on Gay Street along with new landscaping.
- Repaving and landscaping the west parking lot located behind Toomer’s Drugs and all of its access drives.
- Enhancing pedestrian access to and from the Downtown parking deck and surface lots, including enhanced lighting, signage and security features.
- Implementing a modern parking meter system in the Downtown area.
|Design and Construction of New Parking Lot||$300,000|
|Repave West Parking Lot||$50,000|
|Enhance Landscaping/Lighting in West Parking Lot||$100,000|
|Enhance Pedestrian Access||$100,000|
|Implement New Parking Meter System||$200,000|