The Biennial Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) identifies and prioritizes capital improvement projects for funding. These projects generally tend to be special, one-time “events” designed to address a significant community need or problem. Generally, projects over $5,000 are included in the CIP.
- 2016-2018 CIP (PDF)
Examples of Capital Improvement Projects include (but are not limited to):
- street and park construction and rehabilitation projects,
- construction and/or repairs to city facilities,
- major acquisitions such as new computer systems and other equipment that are not part of a department’s operating budget,
- feasibility studies to identify or quantify future projects, and
- some major equipment replacement purchases.
Some special types of projects are not included in the Capital Improvement Plan, despite costing more than $5,000. These projects include (but are not limited to):
- equipment replaced through the Equipment Replacement fund (radio replacement and routine vehicle replacement),
- ongoing operating programs that maintain the current level of service, and
- leasing of property or vehicles.