(KMTR) -- The city of Springfield
is turning to the public for new ideas about how to improve the city’s infrastructure.
For the next month, city engineers are asking people to submit their ideas for what capitol improvement projects they think are necessary throughout the city. The request process only happens once a year.
Those include things like streets, sewers, sidewalks, bike paths, street lights, street signs or street side trees and more.
Engineers will review the ideas and put approved ones into the city’s next five year reinvestment plan, which spans from 2013 to 2017. That plan helps the city financially plan and attack what it needs to do next.
More recently, sidewalk and street sign improvements on I Street were a result of several suggestions made through the idea process.
“Some times are master plans and our long range planning focuses on big projects like the Gateway Beltline project that we currently have, or the Jasper trunk project, so it does help us focus and keep us looking for ways to fund local projects,” says Jeff Paschall, supervising civil engineer for the city of Springfield.
Capital improvement project ideas can be submitted through December 2nd, 2011, at the Springfield Public Works office, or online.
Click the following link to access the online submission form: http://www.springfield-or.gov/Pubworks/CIP_Program.htm.