Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

5-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

August, 2020

In 2018 the City overhauled its approach to capital improvements planning. While we had always kept long list of capital improvement projects, which were prioritized on a yearly basis during the preparation of the budget, the new approach aims to implement a more structured, long-term, and purposeful process to capital planning. The end product will is a formal 5-year Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) that is updated yearly prior to our deliberations on the following years budget. The full CIP document from 2018 can be found at the bottom of this page. The long-term intent for the plan is to update it yearly, and overhaul it every five years. Overhauls will include public engagement, much like the original process in 2018. 

The CIP outlines the City's plan for achieving the goals, objectives, and service delivery levels desired by the community. The purpose of this plan is to forecast and match projected revenues and major capital needs over a 5-year period. Capital planning is an important management tool that strengthens the linkages between community infrastructure needs and the financial capacity of the City, and should echo the goals and objectives of the City's Strategic Plan, utility planning documents, and Comprehensive Plan.

In 2019 and 2020 the CIP was updated to reflect progress made on projects and changing priorities and funding opportunities. The current plan, which has been incorporated into the 2021 budget is available at the link below. 

The 2018 Plan

The initial 5-year CIP planning process began in October of 2017 with a series of discussions at regular City Council meetings where the format of the CIP was introduced, and individual projects were prioritized. Public input was received, and appropriate adjustments were made to project scopes, timing, and priorities.

The 2018 5-year CIP, covering the years 2018 - 2022, along with its appendices, is provided below. 

2017 - 2018 Council Presentations & Discussion

The City Council has received presentations and held discussed related to the CIP at regular Council meetings since October, 2017. The presentations provided an opportunity for the Council to learn about details about the various projects, review revenue streams that will be needed to fund the plan, and receive advice from the City's financial advisors relating to the issuance of new debt. Information distributed to the Council and videos of the meetings are provided in the links below.

2017 Public Involvement

Two public workshops were held on November 30, 2017 to present the CIP draft and solicit input from the community. A total of 34 community members attended the meetings, and gave meaningful feedback on several of the projects in the plan. View a summary of the workshops (PDF).

In addition to the public workshops, an online survey was established to garner additional feedback about the plan. In total, there were 100 survey responses, which are summarized in Appendix L (PDF).