As there has been some questions around the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), our Public Works Department has addressed some frequently asked questions to help ease any concern regarding the CIP.
- What the CIP covers - Infrastructure replacement and repairs over a 20-year period
- How it is developed - From various master plans, facility plans, and analysis of current and projected capital repairs needed to provide service and meet regulatory requirements
- What is the importance of the CIP - Gathering additional information before any funds are budgeted or spent and to show future lenders or grant programs that the City has planned on how to address future infrastructure needs
While the CIP lists 20 years of projects, the document is done and approved every two years ahead of the budget process. The budget only allocates funding for projects in the next two years. This is because sometimes projects or priorities change, and the CIP and budget needs to reflect that. Even with the CIP and its budget allocations being approved, Council will need to take several distinct actions regarding capital projects before they are done.