2024 Proposed Capital Improvement Program

About the Capital Improvement Program

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) consists of projects that involve the construction of infrastructure and major facilities and the acquisition of large equipment (generally over $30,000). Capital improvement projects are generally financed through debt instruments, including bonds and certificates of obligation, which are paid for with property taxes or revenue from proprietary funds. 

The Capital Improvement Budget differs from the Operating Budget because of its "multi-year" nature, which means that a project can span more than one fiscal year and its budget is active until the project is finished. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP), which is adopted on a calendar-year basis, details expected resources and planned expenditures over a five-year period, lists projects for each capital improvement fund, and provides descriptions of projects, construction scheduling, and maps. In approving the CIP, Council actually appropriates the funds for the plan year, while approving, in concept, the plan for the future years.

Proposed Capital Improvement Program


CIP Calendar

  • Monday, Jan. 8 – Work Session – 6:00 PM 
    • Budget Presentation and Preview
  • Saturday, Jan. 20 – Special Budget Work Session – 8:30 AM
    • Overview of 2024 Capital Improvement Program
    • Department Presentations
    • Budget Discussion
  • Monday, Jan. 22 – Work Session – 6:00 PM 
    • Budget Discussion
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Regular Session – 7:00 PM 
    • Public Hearing on Budget
  • Monday, Feb. 5 – Work Session – 6:00 PM 
    • Budget Discussion
    • Final Direction to Staff
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6 - Regular Meeting – 7:00 PM 
    • Public Hearing on CIP 
    • Adoption of 2024 CIP

All budget meetings are open to the public and held at City Hall.  

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