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Goals:

  • Goal 1: Ensure a safe community by protecting people and property.
  • Goal 2: Provide safe, sufficient, and reliable drinking water, sewage disposal, and drainage systems.

Safe City Objectives:

Goal 1: Ensure a safe community by protecting people and property.

Objective SC-1: Complete construction of Albany Police Department building and Fire Station 11. [Fire, Police]

Actions: Complete building projects by September 2017.

Objective SC-2: Participate in the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program and maintain the City’s Community Rating System (CRS) rating. [Community Development]

Actions: Form and maintain a cross-department team to continuously improve the City’s floodplain management. Participate in FEMA’s CRS Program.

Objective SC-3: Use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to provide funding to community programs that assist the vulnerable children and families in our City. [Community Development]

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED
FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
SC-1
Move into new Fire Station 11.
Complete by June 2017
 
 
 
Sept 2017
 
 
 
SC-1
Move into new Police Department building.
Complete by June 2017
 
 
 
Sept 2017
 
 
 
SC-2
Maintain CRS rating.
≤ 6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
SC-3
Distribute CDBG funding to assist Albany’s vulnerable populations and neighborhoods.
$300,000/ year
$128,000
$202,000
$300,000
$300,000
$300,000
$300,000
$300,000

Objective SC-4: Maintain police patrol response times to Priority One calls for service from dispatch to arrival time to four minutes fifteen seconds, or less, annually. [Police]

Actions: Achieve this objective through maintaining no less than current staffing levels and incremental staffing increases related to population/demand for service increases.

Objective SC-5: Maintain the combined number of fatal and injury collisions at 2.5 per thousand residents or less annually. [Police]

Actions: Achieve this objective through continued traffic enforcement with an emphasis at high-collision areas.

Objective SC-6: Achieve at least a 60 percent clearance rate for violent crimes and a 20 percent clearance rate for property crimes annually. [Police]

Actions: Achieve this objective through maintaining current staffing levels in patrol and detectives with an emphasis on solving crimes.

Objective SC-7: Reduce Part One crimes by five percent annually with the ultimate goal of reducing the crime rate to the Oregon average per thousand. [Police]

Actions: Continued emphasis on crime reduction through the Computer Statistics (COMPSTAT) process.

Objective SC-8: Facilitate continued development of property surrounding Fire Station 12 as an emergency responder training center. [Fire, Police, Public Works, Other Jurisdictions]

Actions: Relocate City bus storage to expand current training facilities and build a training tower. 

Objective SC-9: Collaborate with neighboring fire departments and communities to improve emergency response reliability and provide a consistent level of emergency and life safety services. [Fire]

Actions: Collaboratively staff and maintain a single-role medic unit with other emergency response agencies; expand community risk reduction services by increasing community paramedic program capabilities; explore opportunities to provide equivalent emergency services irrespective of geographic boundary.

Objective SC-10: Fund Fire Department equipment replacement and facilities maintenance to adequately address emergency equipment and vehicle needs and long-term upkeep of department facilities. [Fire]

Actions: Commit ambulance revenue received over budgeted amount to equipment replacement; pursue grants and other funding alternatives; consider a bond to fund department equipment replacement needs; consider other potential funding sources to provide both short- and long-term solutions to replace vehicles and equipment and provide for facilities maintenance; and consider sale proceeds of the Armory to fund police and fire equipment replacement.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
SC-4
Patrol Unit: Maintain response time to priority one calls annually.
≤4:15 annually
3:12
annually
4:15
annually
4:15 annually
4:15 annually
4:15 annually
4:15 annually
4:15 annually
SC-5
Maintain the combined number of fatal and injury collisions at 2.5 per thousand residents or less annually.
≤2.5 per thousand 
annually
 
 
≤2.5 per thousand
annually
≤2.5 per thousand
annually
≤2.5 per thousand
annually
≤2.5 per thousand
annually
≤2.5 per thousand
annually
SC-6
Achieve clearance rate for violent crimes annually.
60% annually
69%
annually
60%
annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
SC-6
Achieve clearance rate for property crimes annually.
20%
28.3% annually
20%
annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
SC-7
Achieve reduction in Part I crimes annually.
≥5% annually
2.6%
increase
5%
annually
5% annually
5% annually
5% annually
5% annually
5% annually
SC-8
Relocate City bus storage.
Complete by FY 2019
 
 
 
 
June 2019
 
 
SC-8
Provide improvements to training site by building training tower and training props.
Complete by FY 2018
 
 
 
June 2018
 
 
 
SC-9
Collaborate by staffing a single-role medic unit.
≥72 hours/
week
 
Hired and trained personnel
72 hours/
week
91
hours/
week
112 hours/
week
112 hours/
week
168 hours/
week
SC-9
Increase Community Paramedic availability.
7-day coverage
 
5-day coverage
6-day coverage
7-day coverage
7-day coverage
7-day coverage
7-day coverage
SC-10
Provide funding to replace emergency vehicles and equipment and maintain facilities.
$2.6 million
 
$583K
$541K
$714K
$645K
$550K
$150K

Objective SC-11: Reduce property code violations, substandard housing conditions, and inadequate infrastructure. [City Manager’s Office, CARA, Community Development, Police]

Actions: Community Development, Police, and the City Manager’s Office will work together to set priorities for addressing property code violations and responding to citizen complaints. A partnership with CARA will focus significant code compliance and safety efforts within the CARA boundaries.

Objective SC-12: CARA will continue to fund projects that eliminate blight and increase public safety. [Central Albany Revitalization Area, Police, Community Development]

Actions: Use CARA funding on projects that eliminate blight, increase public safety, and reduce police calls. 

Objective SC-13: Maintain and continue to minimize the impact of fires on our community. [Fire]

Actions: Continue to incorporate Fire Department requirements in the development review and approval process. Conduct Fire Code compliance inspections on existing buildings. Provide fire/life safety education. Maintain residential fire/life safety equipment programs. Promote fire sprinkler systems in CARA-funded projects and other projects of new construction and remodeling.

Objective SC-14: Fund to adequately staff for increasing emergency responses, response times, and community growth. [Fire]

Actions: Continue to evaluate all funding options for public safety; hire additional personnel to address increases in responses and times; implement response time tracking system.

Objective SC-15: Formalize work group with a focus on identifying current issues with transitional housing. [Police, Community Development, City Attorney, Fire]

Actions: Identify staff who could help characterize and address transitional housing-related issues.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
SC-11
Amount of CARA funding targeting code compliance/public safety.
$50,000
$0
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
SC-12
Number of blighted structures remediated within the CARA boundary.
≥3
0
3
3
3
3
3
3
SC-13
Structure fires per 1,000 residents .
≤0.9
0.86
0.81
0.80
0.80
0.75
0.75
0.75
SC-13
Percentage of population receiving fire & life safety public education presentations.
≥15%
13.2%
9%
15%
15%
15%
15%
15%
SC-13
Number of fire compliance inspections.
≥1,500
912
637
1,200
1,250
1,300
1,350
1,400
SC-13
Percentage of fire code violations corrected.
≥75%
82.4%
72.5%
80%
85%
85%
90%
90%
SC-14
Hire additional personnel to address emergency call volume, increasing response times, and community needs.
As needed
0
3
(1 DFM &
2 EMTs)
3
(3 FF/
EMTs)
3
(1 Admin
& 2 EMTs)
4
(3 FF/EMTs & 1 EMT)
1
(1 Admin)
3
(3 FF/
EMTs)
SC-15
Develop and prioritize issues list and assign owners.
Complete by Feb 2017
 
 
Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
SC-15
Provide recommendations that address high-priority items.
Ongoing until addressed
 
Ongoing
Ongoing
Ongoing
Ongoing
Ongoing
Ongoing

Goal 2: Provide safe, sufficient, and reliable drinking water, sewage disposal, and drainage systems.

Objective SC-16: Optimize the use and management of the Vine Street and Albany-Millersburg Water Treatment Plants to meet regulatory and demand needs for the City’s drinking water supply. [Public Works]

Actions: Develop a written water production management plan that will maximize the efficient use of the two water treatment plants to meet supply and regulatory requirements.

Objective SC-17: Maintain existing compliance with all water quality, pretreatment, and biosolids regulatory requirements. [Public Works]

Actions: Prepare for the requirements of a pending new wastewater discharge permit, which will likely include more restrictive water quality-based limitations. Remain engaged in agency groups such as ACWA and PNCWA in order to remain informed and offer input into regulatory direction. Prepare for the requirements of a stormwater discharge permit.

Objective SC-18: Effectively manage biosolids wastes at the Albany-Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility.

[Public Works]

Actions: Maximize efficiencies and cost effective management and disposal of solids at the Albany-Millersburg Water Reclamation Facility. Identify a preferred alternative for a solids improvement project along with funding options.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2015
COMPLETED FY2016
FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
SC-16
Develop written water production management plan.
Complete by FY 2019
 
 
 
 
June 2019
 
 
SC-17
Obtain a new discharge permit for the WRF.
(DEQ DEPENDENT)
Complete by FY 2019
 
 
 
 
June 2019
 
 
SC-17
Obtain a stormwater discharge permit.
(DEQ DEPENDENT)
Complete by FY 2017
 
 
June 2017
 
 
 
 
SC-18
Develop alternatives and funding options for new solid process at WRF.
Complete by FY 2017
 
 
June 2017