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  1. Welcome to the ballot for Greensboro Participatory Budgeting, courtesy of the Stanford Crowdsourced Democracy Team. You are about to vote on community projects to improve your district. Up to $100,000 of winning projects will be submitted to the City Manager's Office for consideration in the FY 2016-17 recommended budget that is voted on by City Council.
  2. The information provided will help you familiarize yourself with the project proposals in your district for 2016. You may choose up to 5 projects.
  3. Voting is open to all residents of Greensboro, ages 14 and up.


Streets, Sidewalks & Transportation

Traffic Lane Randleman Road & Glendale Drive

This project is to add a traffic turning lane from the intersection of Randleman Road/ Glendale Drive, southward to just past Bristlecone Drive.

Estimated Cost: $12,000

   

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Bus Shelter Lake Field Drive & Vandalia Road

This project is to add a bus shelter at the bus stop located at Lake Field Drive and Vandalia Road.

Estimated Cost: $11,000

   

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Bus Shelter Glendale Road & Randleman Road

This project would involve putting up a covered bus shelter with handicapped accessibility at Glendale Road and Randleman Road bus stop.

Estimated Cost: $11,000

   

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Safety & Environment

Crosswalk at Vandalia Road and Randleman Road

This project focuses on the repair and creation of crosswalks in the W Vandalia Rd. and Randleman Rd. intersection. It is also recommended that crosswalk signals be added on each corner.

Estimated Cost: $20,000

   

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Crosswalk Benbow Park

This project’s goal is to create a safe connection across a street connecting a park and residential housing at 1901 S. Benbow St.

Estimated Cost: $4,000

   

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Pet Waste Basket Benbow Park

Install pet waste bag dispenser and trash receptacle at Benbow Park.

Estimated Cost: $300

   

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Parks & Recreation

Weather Proof Stone Game Tables (Location being designated)

This project is to put 3 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 1. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $30,000

   

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Updated Equipment in Woodlea Acres Park

This project would update the playground equipment at Woodlea Acres Park. The playground equipment is outdated and does not look safe. In addition, the equipment has not be updated for some time.

Estimated Cost: $8,000

   

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Shade Cloth Covers at Warnersville Pool

This project is to add shade cloth covers at the Warnersville Pool that would provide shade to citizens who would like protection from the sun but still want to be outside. “The size of the pool shade may vary based on the costs for installation and configuration of the pool deck.“

Estimated Cost: $15,000

   

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Weather Proof Stone Game Tables (Location being designated)

This project is to put 2 weather proof stone game tables in a park in District 1. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $20,000

   

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Weather Proof Stone Game Table (Location being designated)

This project is to put 1 weather proof stone game table in a park in the district. Many adults would like to establish friendships in neighborhood parks and teach others the valuable art of chess. “The exact location of the park or recreation facility will be subject to input by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Parks and Recreation Commission and additional community input.”

Estimated Cost: $10,000

   

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Special Projects

Bus Application

This is a city-wide project to create a bus application for one year for city-run buses. This program will allow users to download and use the program from their respective app stores. The GPS locations of the buses will be collected through GPS units that will be installed on city buses that will transmit its location to the cloud. This project must win on all district ballots. ($90,000 total)

Estimated Cost: $18,000

   

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Arts & Culture

Playprint Glenwood Recreation Center

This project is to add playprints at Glenwood Recreation Center. Playprints are colorful street game paintings on the sidewalk and/or the road on the way to the park such as hopscotch and foursquare. “Artwork proposals are for a one-time installation at the specified location up to the maximum price as indicated on the ballot. Specific depictions will be determined with public input at a later date in accordance with state law.”

Estimated Cost: $7,000

   

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Bus Mural

This project entails featuring a local artist’s work on one of the City of Greensboro’s public buses. This project must win on all district ballots. ($40,000 total) “The time frame for art on buses may vary based on the cost of the art design, size of the art display, the length of time the art is displayed, installation and removal costs, and approval by the GTA Board.”

Estimated Cost: $8,000

   

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