Hernando County

Agenda Item

Budget Amendment Realigning Funds to Purchase Generators for Maintaining Traffic Signal Operations During Long-Term Power Outages


Department:Department of Public WorksSponsors:
Category:Budget AmendmentsFunctions:1017-03231-Capital Improv-Logt 1-6


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  2. BA 2018-005

Financial Impact

Funding to purchase 25 generators in amount of $22,400.00 is available in the County Fuel Tax Fund account (1015-03221-5606401) with approval of the attached budget amendment realigning funds from reserves.


Due to vast power outage caused by Hurricane Irma, the Department of Public Works (DPW) Traffic division was unable to maintain functionality of many traffic signals throughout much of Hernando County.  There are currently 85 operational traffic signals in Hernando County, with an additional two signals going into service later this fiscal year (Mariner/W Landover and US19/Toucan).  DPW currently has three generators on hand to operate signals if power is not available.  Although all signals have a UPS (uninterrupted power source) for backup due to power failure, it will only support the signal 4-6 hours depending on the quality of unit.


To increase the ability to maintain traffic signal operations during long-term power failures, staff recommends purchasing 25 generators.  The cost of the generators is $22,400.00 ($896.00 each).  Since this equipment was not a budgeted item funding will have to be realigned from reserves.

Meeting History

Nov 14, 2017 9:00 AM Video Board of County Commissioners Regular Meeting
MOVER:Steve Champion, Vice Chairman
SECONDER:John Allocco, Second Vice Chairman
AYES:Wayne Dukes, Steve Champion, John Allocco, Nicholas W. Nicholson
ABSENT:Jeff Holcomb