- Paving Projects in Progress
- Paving Plan
- Road Bond Paving Phase 1 Unit Map
- Road Bond Paving Phase 2 Unit Map
- Road Bond Proposed Paving Phase 2 through 5 Unit Map
On March 7, 2019, Units 11, 15, 18, 23, 31, 32, 41, 42, 56, and Eldron (from Malabar Road to Hatcher Street and from Caribbean Street to Pineapple Cove Academy) and Garvey Road (between Malabar Road and Garbelmann Street) were selected as Phase One Projects.
On May 16, 2019, Palm Bay City Council approved a preliminary $50 million draw from the $150 million GO Roads paving bond which was passed by voters in November 2018. The funding disbursement follows Council’s approval of the Phase One project recommendations put forth by the Infrastructure Advisory and Oversight Board.
In the last week of June 2019, the City of Palm Bay sought bidders for its $50,000,000 General Obligation Bonds, Series 2019. Competitive bids were received from eight bidders. The bonds were awarded to Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc, which offered the lowest True Interest Cost (TIC) of 2.67%.
Palm Bay Public Works Engineering Division will be responsible for completing the paving plans. During the planning and design phases, engineers use geotechnical tests to examine the current conditions of the base layers beneath the road surface. This information is used to ensure that the correct paving methods are selected for each street in order to build stable, long-lasting roadways.
Public Works will continue work to address existing infrastructure issues in areas where paving projects will take place. These repairs must be completed before new paving can begin. This will ensure that newly paved areas will not need to be disturbed to make stormwater improvements and that new roadways are built on stable culverts and pipe crossings.
GO Roads paving project construction is slated to begin with Eldron Boulevard and Unit 41. Based on the current timeline, paving projects are expected to begin in October 2019.
At the February 6, 2020 Regular Council Meeting, Palm Bay City Council approved funding for the Phase Two GO Roads paving projects in Units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27, 35, 38, 39, 40, 46, CC01, CC02, CC03, CC04, CC05, CC06, CC07, CC08, CC09, CC10, as well as the Northeast Area plus Port Malabar Boulevard, and Emerson Drive between Minton and Malabar.
Based on the recommendation of the Infrastructure Advisory and Oversight Board, the Phase Two paving projects have a preliminary estimated cost of $44.1 million, which includes surveying, engineering and design, permitting, geotechnical support services, and construction engineering inspections. Funding for the projects will come from the GO Roads Bond Program fund. The total mileage for the Phase Two paving projects is 217.5 miles.
As with the GO Roads Phase One projects, the Palm Bay Public Works Department’s Engineering Division will be responsible for completing and overseeing the paving plans. During the planning and design phases, engineers use geotechnical tests to examine the current conditions of the base layers beneath the road surface. This information is used to ensure that the correct paving methods are selected for each street in order to build stable, long-lasting roadways.Public Works will continue work to address existing stormwater infrastructure issues in areas where paving projects will take place. These repairs must be completed before new paving can begin. This will ensure that newly paved areas will not be disturbed to make stormwater improvements and that new roadways are built on stable culverts and pipe crossings.
What is GO Roads?
GO Roads is a proposed General Obligation Bond series intended to fund projects that will improve local roadways and ancillary facilities within the City of Palm Bay. The GO Roads program passed on Referendum No. 2: Bonds for Road Improvement Projects in Palm Bay in November 2018. Since passed, Referendum No. 2 would authorize the City to issue GO Bonds in an amount not to exceed $150,000,000 payable from annual ad valorem taxes.
What is a General Obligation Bond (GO Bond)?
A General Obligation Bond, also known as a GO Bond, is City-issued debt that is financially backed by ad valorem (property) taxes. A GO Bond must be approved by the voters before proceeding. The City’s proposed issuance of the GO Bonds to fund GO Roads was presented on the November 2018 General Election ballot and was passed by the voters.
Why issue GO Bonds?
GO Bonds will make funding available for needed road improvements and are considered to be the most cost-effective bonds to issue, typically offering the lowest interest rate when compared to other bond types.
How much will the GO Bond cost me as a homeowner?
The GO Bond cost for homeowners will vary based on the Taxable Value Non-School amount reflected on your annual tax bill.
How do I find my home’s Taxable Value Non-School?
Your home’s Taxable Value Non-School is the assessed value of the property less exemptions. Property owners can determine their “Taxable Value Non-School” by going to the Brevard County Property Appraiser’s website or reviewing their latest tax bill. See image below for example of where to find the Taxable Value Non-School for your home on the property appraiser website.
What are the "Phase One" annual and monthly costs based on Taxable Value Non-School of my home?
The table below shows examples of the "Phase One" annual cost to homeowners.
$50 Million GO Bond Issue - 2o Year Maturity - Level Annual Debt Repayment
|Estimated Millage Rate:0.8296|
Scenarios of Impact on homes
# of Properties
in this Range
Annual Tax Levy on $10k Taxable Value Non-School
Annual Tax Levy on $50k Taxable Value Non-School
Annual Tax Levy on $75k Taxable Value Non-School
Annual Tax Levy on $100k Taxable Value Non-School
Annual Tax Levy on $200k Taxable Value Non-School
Estimated Annual Cost: Calculated by dividing the Taxable Value Non-School by 1,000 x .8296 mils (if someone wants to calculate for an amount not shown above). Applies to the November 2019 Tax Bills only. The amount will increase as additional bonds are issued for future years.
Since the GO Bond referendum is approved, when is the earliest the charge will appear on the tax bill?
When will the GO Roads program begin?
The City of Palm Bay is estimating the first wave of identified projects will begin in October 2019.
Will the GO Bond eliminate the stormwater assessment?
Are there any exemptions available?
The amount charged to a parcel is based on the Taxable Value Non-School for that parcel. If an institution is wholly tax exempt, they would not pay. Similarly, if a person receives a deduction or exemption in property taxes for any reason, that would reduce their fee.
How will the bonds be paid off?
Issued bonds will be paid for by all current and future taxpayers living in Palm Bay over the life of the bonds.
What can bond funds be used for?
The money received from the bond can only be used for approved items and projects that have been specified in the bond referendum question.
How will GO Roads projects be implemented?
Roads projects will be recommended by City staff and the Infrastructure Advisory and Oversight Board (formerly Local Road Advisory Board) and chosen by the City Council.
Who will manage and have oversight over the funds generated from GO Bond?
The City’s Finance and Procurement departments will manage the day to day oversight of the bond funds and expenditures. The City’s current Infrastructure Advisory and Oversight Board will monitor the project activity. The oversight committee will also provide updates to citizens on spending, status, and outcome of projects.
What does certain language on the ballot mean?
Local roadways – streets and roads owned and maintained by the City of Palm Bay.
Ancillary facilities – things associated with the roadways but not necessarily pavement: for instance, sidewalks/trails, streetlights, and underground pipes related to the roadway.
Eliminating potholes – road improvements may include resurfacing to eliminate potholes and provide safer streets.
Maximum legal rate – the highest rate of interest the City is authorized to borrow money at. The maximum legal rate is determined pursuant to Section 215.84, Florida Statutes.
- Milling and Paving
- Thin Lift
- Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)
- Full Reconstruction
What is Rejuvenation?
Rejuvenation utilizes Reclamite®, a Maltene based treatment that is typically used on roads that are 1-5 years old, and can be done a few more times to further extend the life of the pavement. It is a low cost option that improves the durability and life of the pavement by 4-6 years, and it seals the surface against intrusion of air and water elements.
What are Rejuvenators?
Pure Maltene based rejuvenators are translucent and leave pavement marking visible with no need for restriping. The Maltenes are asphalt binders that seals ¼” cracks in the asphalt pavement.
Why is this process necessary?
The penetrating sealer we are using has been the most widely used Pavement Rejuvenator in the market for over 50 years. This product simply replaces the vital ingredients that have been lost from the pavement’s binder over time due to exposure to the suns UV rays and wet weather. Without timely preventive maintenance, an asphalt road will deteriorate faster than necessary.
The maintenance treatment being provided on your street will help your agency protect one of their largest assets and give you a road that will provide years of additional service. This Preventive Maintenance process is a most economical use of your tax dollar.
Points to remember during the rejuvenation process:
- You will have access to your driveway at all times. During the short application period any work crew member can assist you.
- Remove parked cars from along the edge/side of the road between the hours of
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Please observe all signs & flagman’s directions
- Sand cover will be swept up within two days. Use CAUTION when driving on loose sand.
- Drive SLOWLY (5 mph) if you accidentally enter a freshly treated area.
- For special events, moving, garage sales, etc, call 1-800-333-6309 for assistance.
- Keep children & pets out of treated areas to avoid tracking into houses.
- Material tracked onto driveways will weather off in three weeks or less leaving no stain.
- Please refrain from using lawn sprinklers, washing cars, etc on the day of treatment. Pavement must be dry.
- Rain will delay work until the following day.
- Remember, any work crew member can assist you during the actual application.
Milling and Paving
The existing asphalt pavement surface is milled and then typically paved with a 2" thick layer of new asphalt pavement.
Thin Lift Overlay
The existing pavement surface is repaired of cracks and pots holes an then a 1.5" thick layer of asphalt overlay is placed on top of the existing pavement
Full Depth Reclamation (FDR)
The Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) process pulverizes the existing asphalt and base material, mixes cement and water, and compacts the materials to produce a strong, durable base for the new road. Then the asphalt is placed on top of the new base structure.
The existing roadway is completely removed of the pavement and base material and then reconstructed by compacting sub-base and adding a new 8" thick base rock compacted and 2" think asphalt pavement.
Should you have any further questions regarding road conditioning processes, please contact Palm Bay Public Works Customer Service at (321) 952-3438 option 5.