Strategic Goal No. 2: Vibrant Neighborhoods
Performance Measures Results – The Code Enforcement Department achieved positive year-end results. Performance measures are results of specific actions that are tied to the Strategic Plan. Some of the results for 2013-14 are as follows:
- Multifamily obtained a 55.5 percent reduction of Risk Level 3 properties and improved the risk rating of 46 properties overall
- Property code voluntary compliance remained steady at 97 percent
- Average case duration – 16.4 days (down from 28.9 days five years ago)
- Corridors proactive inspections equaled 88 percent
Strategic Goal No. 7: Cultural, Recreational and Educational Environments
Trish Petell Crowned Ms. Mature – The Heritage Senior Center held its annual Ms. Mature Irving Pageant on Oct. 3. More than 275 people attended the event, which was hosted by ICTN’s Cathy Whiteman, Miss Texas Monique Evans and Singer Doug McAlester. Pageant winner, Trish Petell, was crowned Ms. Mature Irving for 2014.
O’Connor Road Pedestrian Greenway Project – Construction is complete on the O’Connor Road Pedestrian Greenway Project. This project included the construction of a 12-foot wide concrete trail and associated sidewalks, four seating areas, landscape and landscape lighting along the east side of O’Connor Road between State Highway 183 and Rochelle Road. The project was 2.53 percent below the initial award for a total of $311,015.94.
Big Read Author Visit – As part of the Big Read program series, Newbery-award winning author, Christopher Paul Curtis, visited the Valley Ranch Library to meet fans, answer questions and sign autographs. More than 200 people attended the event and picked up copies of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963”, a Big Read alternative title for school children. For more information on the Big Read, visit cityofirving.org/library.
Library Statistics – During FY 2013-14, the Irving Public Library’s electronic resources were used 151,369 times. Cardholders checked out more than 68,000 e-books and magazines, nearly doubling the amount of check outs from the previous fiscal year. Currently, the library subscribes to a total of 85 research databases and five downloadable e-book, e-magazine and music services.
Strategic Goal No. 9: Infrastructure
Upper Delaware Creek Basin Project – Construction is complete on the Upper Delaware Creek Basin Wastewater and Water Main Improvements Project. This project replaced water and wastewater lines for 236 residential and commercial properties. Construction was completed 13 days early and 11 percent below the award for a total of $1,831,010.97.
Cabell Drive Project – Construction is complete on the Cabell Drive Wastewater Main Improvements Project. This project replaced wastewater mains for 12 commercial properties along Cabell Drive (from Belt Line Road to Esters Road) and along Esters Road (from Cabell Drive to 500 feet north.) Construction was completed seven percent below the award for a total of $977,827.10.
Strategic Goal No. 10: Set the Standard for Environmental Stewardship
Trinity View Park Project – Construction is complete on the Trinity View Park Ditch and Pond Desiltation Project. This project provided for the dredging of the drainage ditch through Trinity View Park and established a siltation pond upstream of the park road connecting to Wildwood Drive. Construction was completed 37 days early and 17 percent below the award for a total of $281,200.
Recycling Collection – On Sept. 27, Solid Waste Services assisted Keep Irving Beautiful by providing refuse and recycling collection for the Trinity Trash Bash event held at T.W. Richardson Grove Park. Volunteers collected 2,240 pounds of trash and 860 pounds of recyclables.
For more information, visit: www.cityofirving.org