The Town Council has approved an extension of its agreement with Infrastructure Management Services for data collection related to pavement management for Fountain Hills streets.

The council approved $44,500 for degradation analysis and bond analysis using software provided by IMS.

Public Works Director Justin Weldy said the analysis will allow the town to make better decisions related to long-term pavement management and street maintenance.

Town Manager Grady Miller said the council would have a workshop with the vendor when the analysis is complete to discuss desired maintenance standards for various street categories, development of a 10-year management plan and funding options.

Councilman Alan Magazine asked that there be a public presentation or open house when the information is available.

Councilman David Spelich asked if the town were going to be asked to pay $44,000 every year for this work.

Weldy explained that the program would cost $6,000 annually to maintain a database. The town does not have adequate staff to maintain the ongoing maintenance of the information.

The council vote was 7-0 to approve the amendment to the cooperative purchase agreement.