2018 - 2019 Polk Vision Annual Report PV Annual Report 2018_WEB - Page 23

22 Vision Before 2030, Polk County will have growth management and infrastructure that protect the environment, enhance quality of life, promote education and economic development, and are economically sustainable. John Bohde Chair Polk County BoCC Chuck Barmby City of Lakeland Julia Davis Polk TPO Tom Deardorff Polk County BoCC & Polk TPO Tracy Garcia Visit Central Florida Lauren Hinton Florida Department of Health in Polk County ABOVE: Ryan Kordek presents the sidewalk segments for Medulla Elementary to the Polk County Sidewalk Advisory Committee on July 10, 2018. Ryan Kordek Polk TPO The Sidewalk Advisory Committee evaluates new sidewalk needs throughout Polk County and prioritizes projects for funding that are recommended to the Board of County Commissioners as part of the annual budgeting process. CANDIDATE SIDEWALK PROJECTS Sidewalk Advisory Committee meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month beginning in January and continue until the prioritized list of new sidewalk projects is finalized for submission to the Board prior to the annual budget hearings in September. Phase I – 10 Public Schools 59 Candidate Sidewalk Projects (23 miles) with an estimated cost of $8.7 Million 82 Candidate Sidewalk Projects (35 miles) with an estimated cost of $13.1 Million (More detailed analysis used to identify candidate sidewalk projects, e.g., fill in network gaps) Phase II – 20 Public Schools The Sidewalk Advisory Committee includes five public members appointed by the Polk County Board of County Commissioners; as well as four Roads & Drainage Division staff, and one representative each from the Polk Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), the Polk County School Board, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. Eric Labbe City of Winter Haven Jason Lewis Kimley-Horn Pam Luce Polk County Public Schools Tracy Mullins Polk Parks & Natural Resources Division Nick Nicholas DSM Jeff Schmucker Central Florida