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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 November 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]
Actions:  Work with the Community Development Commission to identify and distribute funds to appropriate programs.

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
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2016
COMPLETED FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
FY2022
SC-1
Move into new Fire Station 11.
Complete by June 2017
 
 
Oct 2017
 
 
 
 
SC-1
Move into new Police Department building.
Complete by June 2017
 
 
Dec 2017
 
 
 
 
SC-2
Maintain CRS rating.
≤ 6
6
6
5 5 5 5 5
SC-3
Distribute CDBG funding to assist Albany’s vulnerable populations and neighborhoods.
$300,000/ year
$202,000
$300,000
$250,000
$250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000
SC-4 Patrol Unit: Maintain response time to priority one calls annually. ≤4:15 annually 4:15
annually
3:06
annually
4:15 annually 4:15 annually 4:15 annually 4:15 annually 4:15 annually

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:  Maintain Part One crimes at 32.0 per thousand residents or less annually with the goal of being at or below the Oregon average.  [Police]
Actions:  Continue 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.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2016
COMPLETED FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
FY2022
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
 
2.63 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
60%
annually
59.5% annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
60% annually
SC-6
Achieve clearance rate for property crimes annually.
20%
20%
annually
29.1% annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
20% annually
SC-7
Achieve reduction in Part I crimes annually.
≥5% annually
5%
annually
12.4% 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 single-role medic units with overlapping coverage of an additional single-role medic unit.
80 hours/week and
30 hours/week 
Hired and trained personnel
Hired and trained personnel
80 hrs/wk and
30 hrs/wk
80 hrs/wk and
30 hrs/wk
80 hrs/wk and
30 hrs/wk
80 hrs/wk and
30 hrs/wk
80 hrs/wk and
30 hrs/wk
SC-9
Increase Community Paramedic availability.
7-day coverage
5-day coverage
5-day coverage
5-day coverage
6-day coverage
6-day coverage
7-day coverage
7-day coverage
SC-10
Provide funding to replace emergency vehicles and equipment and maintain facilities.
$2.4 million
$583K
$418K
$360K
$700K
$600K
$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; maintain Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant-funded positions throughout the three-year grant performance period and beyond; implement response time tracking system.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2016
COMPLETED FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
FY2022
SC-11
Amount of CARA funding targeting code compliance/public safety.
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
$50,000
SC-12
Number of blighted structures remediated within the CARA boundary.
≥3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
SC-13
Structure fires per 1,000 residents .
≤0.9
0.81
1.07
0.90
0.90
0.85
0.85
0.80
SC-13
Number of fire compliance inspections.
≥1,500
637
1,748
1,750
2,000
2,000
2,000
2,000
SC-13
Percentage of fire code violations corrected.
≥75%
72.5%
90%
90%
92.5%
92.5%
95%
95%
SC-14
Hire additional personnel to address emergency call volume, increasing response times, and community needs.
As needed
3
(1 DFM &
2 EMTs)
3
(3 FF/
EMTs)
7
(6 FF/
EMTs & 1 Training Chief)
3
(1 Admin Support & 2 EMTs)
3
(3 FF/
EMTs)
1
(1 Admin)
3
(3 FF/
EMTs)

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

Objective SC-15:  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-16:  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-17:  Effectively manage biosolids waste 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.  Initiate a pre-design effort for the solids improvement project preferred alternative.

OBJECTIVE
MEASURE
TARGET
COMPLETED FY2016
COMPLETED FY2017
FY2018
FY2019
FY2020
FY2021
FY2022
SC-15
Develop written water production management plan.
Complete by FY 2019
 
 
 
June 2019
 
 
 
SC-16
Obtain a new discharge permit for the WRF.
(DEQ DEPENDENT)
Complete by FY 2019
 
 
 
June 2019
 
 
 
SC-16
Obtain a stormwater discharge permit.
(DEQ DEPENDENT)
Complete by FY 2018
 
  June 2018
 
 
 
 
SC-17
Develop alternatives and funding options for new solid process at WRF.
Complete by FY 2018
 
  June 2018