LED Street Lighting Retrofitting LED street lighting in the vintage light poles throughout downtown. A Lighting Demonstration Project at two downtown sites allowed citizens to view samples of the proposed LED lighting; 76% of those responding to the survey preferred the new LED. A contract awarded to Airport Lighting for $65,090 Summer 2012.
New Doane's Landing Railings and Benches Replace deteriorated fencing at Doane's Landing with new lifetime warranty fence matching the new streetscape. Contractor American Fence. Cost $27,300, completed Spring 2012.
New Belleville Gateway Sign A monument style sign installed at the foot of the Belleville Bridge. The sign, originally designed by the late Chesley Odum, was dedicated to Mr. Odum at the August 18, 2011 Bridgewalk. Tom Tinsley of Contract Welding created and donated the sign's metal works; construction by Davenport Brother's Construction - both local firms. Cost is $40,000.
Improvements for Main Street and Downtown
2010 - 2011 Phase One and Two
--Construct a new streetscape on Main Street and South Street beginning April 2010. Contract awarded March 25, 2010 to Davenport Brothers Construction.
--Rebuild and pave Main Street from bridge to Five Points, July - October 2010, an MDOT bid project awarded June 2010 to Pamar Enterprises, Inc.
--Five Points, South Street, and side streets concrete repairs and/or asphalt overlays, plus additional streetscape elements at Five Points and South Street. Completed Summer 2011,added to streetscape contract with Davenport Brothers Construction.
-- Replace aging City water main under Main Street. Contracted awarded to
Bricco Excavating. Completed November 2009.
Projected cost financed with $4.2 million bond, plus
stimulus funding including Wayne County Federal Aid Committee (FAC) grant for road paving - $675,000,
and MDOT TE
grant for streetscape - $437,326. Engineering by Spicer Group.
Village Park Paths
Engineered and constructed new asphalt pathways for Village Park in Fall of 2010. Contracted awarded to Blue Ribbon Contracting, Inc. Project Cost $70,000.
New Community Events LED Message Board
Purchased an LED electronic message board to replace Community Events sign. New
sign frame created and donated by Tom Tinsley, owner of Contract Welding in Belleville.
Project cost $45,250.
New Park Signs
Constructed to match the new Horizon Park signs. New signs placed December 2009 at Doane's Landing, Victory Park and Village Park - Home of the Belleville Skatepark. Project cost $12,500
Downtown Marketing Campaign
New brand - Belleville Downtown on the Lake - designed with public
launched Spring 2009. Campaign includes events, promotions, new street pole banners, a Buy It In Belleville loyalty card and web site.
Project cost $25,000 annually.
Main Street Temporary Road Repair
Asphalt overlay of driving lanes to smooth road surface until rebuild in 2010.
Overlay completed June 2009. Cost $50,000.
Liberty Street Parking Lot Improvements
Municipal parking lot located on Liberty Street behind Main Street
stores, proposed to be paved and re-striped to increase capacity,
improve drainage, and addition of landscaping. Projected cost: $500,000.
Construction completed June 2009. Engineering by Spicer Group, Inc.