CIP - Special Revenue Funds

The Special Revenue Funds portion of the proposed fiscal years 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals $1,490,700 in FY2023. More information about the first-year requests can be found below. Refer to the CIP book a complete list of projects and descriptions proposed for fiscal years 2024 through 2028.

Building Access Control and CCTV Systems

This is an ongoing project to install electronic keycard and closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems in all larger City of Dover facilities and standardize keycard and CCTV systems. It will also extend the access control and security systems technology used at the Dover Police Station and City Hall. The focus in FY2023 is updating the McConnell Center.

Cost: $100,000

Conservation Funding

Dover has a long history of protecting open land through the purchase of conservation easements. The Open Lands Committee was created to lead that effort. Current Use Penalty payments are deposited in the Conservation Fund, except for the first $100,000 transferred to the General Fund to partially pay for a City Planner. Land conservation helps mitigate climate change impacts and reduce municipal service expenditures.

Cost: $250,000

DoverNet Client System Replacement

The City of Dover has 230 computer client systems for use by employees. Clients are replaced on a rotating basis averaging every seven years, or 30 to 32 systems per year.

Cost: $55,700

SAU Athletic Improvements

Special revenue funds will be used in conjunction with capital reserve funds to fund improvements of current and future athletic projects and programming needs, such as:

  • Fields, track and related equipment
  • Tennis courts
  • Score Boards
  • Lighting
  • Storage Facilities
  • Bleachers

Cost: $30,000

SAU Cafeteria Maintenance/Repair/Upgrade

Ongoing repair of the infrastructure and replacement of the equipment and furniture is essential to providing high quality food and nutrition services to students. A multi-year strategic plan for improvements is under development to inform project priorities.

  • Cafeteria/Kitchen Maintenance and Repairs
  • Mechanical and ventilation systems, plumbing and electrical upgrades
  • Life Safety Improvements
  • Replacement of Furniture and Equipment
  • Replacement of Food Service Transportation Vehicle

Cost: $40,000

SAU HVAC Upgrades

This project would include purchasing and installing an air conditioning and dehumidification system for the three schools that do not have these systems: Dover Middle School, Woodman Park Elementary, and Horne Street Elementary.

Cost: $260,000

SAU Light Vehicle Replacement

Replace district vehicles (primarily vans) that transport students to various curricular and co-curricular activities. Replacement of maintenance equipment such as tractors, trailers, scissor lifts, Steiner and the like, as well as utility vehicles to transport equipment and materials. Several current pieces of equipment (e.g., scissor lift) are out of code and need to be replaced to meet OSHA and other safety standards. Utility vehicles are nearing end of life and will impact ability to effectively maintain facilities if not replaced.

Cost: $50,000

Orchard Street Parking Garage Maintenance

This project would fund preventative maintenance to the five-year-old Orchard Street Parking Garage. Work includes the replacement of joint sealant between precast sections of concrete that is to be done every five to six years. Other maintenance includes concrete surfacing and addressing spalling of concrete that occurs with age.

Cost: $225,000

Information Technology Replacement and Upgrade

This project provides funding to:

  • Infrastructure improvements, including the replacement of servers, routers and switches
  • Annual hardware replacement on a five-year lifespan cycle
  • Replacement of print solutions and other related hardware
  • Large-scale replacement of software programs

Cost: $480,000