The City of Lake Worth citizens voted to approve a $40 million dollar bond to repair and improve infrastructure. Approximately 67% or two-thirds of Lake Worth voters supported funding for the City’s largest capital improvement project to date. Roadways were evaluated using a Pavement Condition Index (PCI) that produced data to show 116 miles of neighborhood roads with significant deterioration. The worst roads were first to be fixed and were additionally improved to better comply with the American with Disabilities Act regulations.
Scope of Services
TMS was hired as a subconsultant for public involvement and community outreach services for Craven Thompson and Associates, Inc.
Public Involvement Activity: Public Involvement Statement
TMS wrote a public involvement statement to outline how our company would proactively identify and inform stakeholders of the Lake Worth Neighborhood Road Program. The plan outlined a process for effectively involving the public and ensuring that all interested parties were kept well informed.
Public Involvement Activity: Public Meetings
As a subconsultant for public outreach, TMS facilitated and staffed two public meetings to inform the public and receive input on project sections. TMS staff set up and took down the public meeting location, arranged for audio visual tools and ample seating. The public meetings were held February 22 and 23 at The Annex, 1121 Lucerne Avenue, Lake Worth, Florida 33460 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Public Involvement Activity: Stakeholder Database
TMS prepared a database of homeowners, tenants, businesses, schools, hospitals, elected officials and other affected entities within the project area. The stakeholder database included email and mail addresses within 300 feet of the project.
Public Involvement Activity: Press Release
In coordination with the City of Lake Worth Communications Department, TMS wrote a press release announcing the public meeting details. The press release was distributed to the stakeholder database as well as shared by the City’s Communications Specialist.
Public Involvement Activity: Doorhanger
TMS produced a doorhanger that was distributed throughout the impacted project area. The doorhanger included all public meeting details such as time, location and purpose. The City’s contact number was provided on the doorhanger for further questions.