Prop D: Public Works Facilities
City of McKinney Bond Election 2019
Prop D Passed: $34,000,000 for Public Works Facilities
Bond Proposition D
The city proposed $34 million to be used in the design and construction of facilities for new Public Works facilities, land acquisitions and off-site improvements needed to accommodate the Public Works Department located at 1550 S. College St. The new complex would allow the department to meet the needs of the city’s rapidly growing population now and in the future.
The Public Works Department consists of various divisions including Public Works Administration, Water, Wastewater, Streets, Environmental and Solid Waste, Facilities Maintenance, Facilities Construction and Fleet Services. Other divisions housed in the existing Public Works Complex include Purchasing, Parks Maintenance and Traffic Signals and Signs.
McKinney’s current Public Works facilities were built in 1993 when the city had a population of approximately 25,000 citizens. A Fleet Maintenance facility was added in 1995, a Water and Wastewater building was constructed in 1998, and a Purchasing, Parks and Warehouse facility was added to the complex in 2000.
Additional facilities would provide Public Works services for the existing 190,000 residents of McKinney as well as the ability to maintain a city fleet of more than 800 vehicles, and meet future needs beyond the present day requirements.
- Fleet maintenance facility
A new multi-bay facility will primarily address the city’s needs to maintain heavy equipment and fire apparatus.
- Fuel stations
A new fuel station will hold multiple storage tanks and pumps for both gasoline and diesel fuel and include a tracking system for the city’s fuel usage to provide efficiencies in the fueling of city vehicles and equipment.
- Vehicle wash station
The multi-bay vehicle wash and mud removal facility for city vehicles and equipment will contribute to the long-term viability of the city’s fleet.
- Public Works facility
This facility will include offices, meeting and training rooms, spaces to accommodate the needs of the Public Works office and field staff, as well as warehouse space for the inventory of materials and parts used in the daily maintenance of water and wastewater systems, streets and signage.