City Council Postpones 2020 PMP Project
April 8, 2020
Due to concerns about the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the City Council decided at its April 7 meeting to postpone the 2020 Pavement Management Program (PMP) project and associated special assessments. The Council will consider whether to move forward with other street projects this year at upcoming meetings.
2020 PMP streets include:
- Aquila Ave N (Medicine Lake Rd to 23rd Ave N)
- Zealand Ave N (Aquila Ave N to 23rd Ave N)
- Xylon Ave N (Medicine Lake Rd to 23rd Ave)
- Rose Manor (Aquila Ave N to Zealand Ave N)
- 24th Ave (Zealand Ave N to Wisconsin Ave N)
- 23rd Ave N (Cavell Ave N to Xylon Ave N)
The City finances PMP projects by selling General Obligation Bonds, and at least 20 percent of the bond repayments must come from special assessments to benefiting properties. The April 7 City Council meeting included a public hearing to certify special assessments for the 2020 PMP.
While postponing the PMP acknowledges the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on residents and the City, it doesn’t change the City’s commitment to improving its infrastructure. Crews will continue to patch potholes and make small repairs as needed this year. The status of projects for next year will be considered as the situation evolves. The COVID-19 page on the City website will have updated information about the status of City projects and services.
More information about the City’s 2020 street projects, including projected timelines, can be found on the City website.