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Nassau Approves Capital Improvement Plan Projects

Property tax revenue not part of mix to fund improvements

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Press Release

By Board of County Commissoners

07-29-22 Nassau County

The Nassau Board of County Commissioners approved a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) valued at $133 million, at its regular July 11 meeting, including $49 million in CIP projects funded for Fiscal Year 2022/2023.

We are pleased to announce that the Board was able to determine funding sources that will not require the use of FY 22/23 projected ad valorem revenues earned from property tax collection, but instead utilize a diverse mix of funding sources including grants, impact fees, mobility fees, tourist development tax funds and other restricted funds, according to a statement issued Thursday.

Capital improvement projects refer to physical assets that include the design, purchase, construction, maintenance, or improvement of public resources such as land, buildings, parks, public infrastructure, equipment and public spaces.

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The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a working blueprint for building and sustaining the community’s publicly funded infrastructure.

Each year, the County compiles a list of identified projects for the CIP. The current CIP reflects the goals and objectives in the County’s first interim Strategic Plan, adopted earlier this year. The Interim Strategic Plan can be found here.

Below is a sampling of projects to be funded in coming fiscal year.

Transportation
• Extension of Amelia Island Trail from Simmons Road to Hickory Street
• Reconstruction of County Road 121
• US 301-Crawford Road Intersection Improvements
• Dove Road extension to William Burgess Blvd.

Parks, Recreation & Quality of Life
• Goffinsville Boat Ramp improvements
• New bleacher pads, new bleachers, and new shade structures at the Yulee, Hilliard, Callahan,
and Bryceville Sports Complexes
• Nassau Crossing/William Burgess Community Park ‘Splash Pad’
• Callahan “Town Center/Farmers Market”
• Bryceville Community Park “Town Center/Social Space”
• Wilson Neck Boat Ramp [John Claxton Boat Ramp] Park Improvements

Public Safety
• Public Safety Training Complex – Phase Two. (Phase One completed with Ribbon Cutting July 13)
• Security camera replacement for the Detention Center
• Equipment updates at the Emergency Operations Center

Stormwater/Drainage
• Clements Road drainage improvements
• Thomas Creek mitigation project

Facilities
• Civic Center Campus conceptual design work and preliminary engineering
• New courtroom buildout
• Historic Courthouse window replacement

Again, this is just a sampling of capital improvement projects that have been approved for the next Fiscal Year. To see all projects in 5-Year CIP (fiscal years 2022/2023 through 2026/2027), including the current fiscal year (2021/2022), visit this link.

Please note that projects placed into the County’s 5-year CIP are considered to be funded, however the CIP is subject to the adoption of the annual budget which is considered at two public hearings every September.


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