CIP - Special Revenue Funds

The Special Revenue Funds portion of the proposed fiscal years 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) totals $4,629,209 in FY2024. 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 2025 through 2029.

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 FY2024 is updating Dover Public Library and Community Services. 

Cost: $100,000

Conservation Funding

Dover has a long history of protecting open land by purchasing 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, which is transferred to the General Fund to partially pay for a City Planner. The OLC requests $250,000 annually for the preservation of land.

A 2018 change to the Transfer of Development Rights ordinance directs payments into the Conservation Fund, which has resulted in revenues of $1,500,000 to fund this request. 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: $60,420

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

School Light Vehicle Equipment Replacement

Replace district vehicles (primarily vans) that transport students to various curricular and co-curricular activities, replace maintenance equipment such as tractors, trailers, scissor lifts, Steiner and the like, and 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 the ability to effectively maintain facilities if not replaced.

Cost: $50,000

Downtown Snow Removal Equipment

Purchase of Bobcat T450 or similar to remove snow from downtown parking areas and meters, and the top level of the parking garage. This will eliminate the need to contract with private vendors and day laborers, who, due to staffing challenges, have been unable to meet the needs of the Parking Bureau.

Cost: $78,789

Elementary School 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. This project is based upon a previous project solely looking at Dover Middle School.

Cost: $3,850,000

McConnell Center Boiler and Pump Replacement

The McConnell Center was fully renovated in 2005 and 2006. There were two natural gas boilers installed at that time. Both boilers have had significant structural and operational failures in the first several years and are no longer under warranty. The chances are high that one or both of these will fail along with the related pumps within the next several years, based on analysis by Siemens technicians who work on them. The boilers and the system circulating pumps that work with them need to be replaced.

Cost: $170,000