Voters this November in Glendale will be tasked with passing a series of proposals designed to fund a wide variety of mostly infrastructure projects in the growing southern Arizona city.
Altogether, four separate questions, if passed, will provide up to $188 million in bonds for building and upgrading projects.
The largest question is asking for $87.2 million to upgrade facilities in city parks, some of which were first opened in the 1960s.
That work will include the building of new irrigation systems and lighting, as well as restrooms and playgrounds. Additional park work will see the construction of new shade structures and benches, as well as sidewalks and benches.
Also scheduled for work: the planned buildout of the Heroes Regional Park at 83 W. Bethany Home Road; and the construction of a splash pad at the O’Neil Park at 6448 W. Missouri Avenue; both on the southwest side of the city.
Just over $81 million is slated for new construction and reconstruction work on three major avenues and three roads; while $9.3 million will target the planning and construction of flood control projects, work that will also see improvements to the city’s storm water lines.
The Glendale Landfill at 11480 W. Glendale Avenue will get $9.9 million for a site expansion that is expected to accommodate the city’s trash and recycling needs for the next several decades.
That work will include the installation of a modern cell designed to prevent the seepage of contamination into the area groundwater. The cell installation project alone is expected to cost at least $8 million.
By Garry Boulard
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