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The Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is a planning instrument that drives the evaluation of capital infrastructure projects in need of renovation, repair and/or construction. Major projects include items such as the Transfer Station and Police Department facility. The Cape Girardeau City Council will have their first review of the proposed plan on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 5:15 p.m. at the Osage Centre. The City Council may adopt the program by resolution at the March 3 or 17, 2014 regular 7 p.m. Council meeting.
The draft document contains three categories: Transportation, Environment, and Capital Assets. The Transportation category consists of streets, parking lots, sidewalk/trails, etc. The Environment category consists of projects relating to water, wastewater, and stormwater. The Capital Assets category consists of projects relating to Information Technology, Facilities, and Fleet. The CIP relates these projected capital needs to the financial sources that will support their realization and the timeframe in which both the financing and work will take place. Capital improvements programming is the process by which capital projects are identified, prioritized, and selected and thus incorporated into the long-range fiscal and strategic plans of the City. The CIP document is designed to report to the City Council, the public, City staff and other interested parties the capital management and strategies of the City.
The Five-Year Capital Improvements Program is required by the City Charter. It applies to the period July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2019. A public hearing will be held on February 17, 2014 for the Capital Improvements Program. Following public input, the City Council may adopt the program by resolution at the March 3 or 17, 2014 Council meeting. In accordance with the City Charter, the Capital Improvement Program must be adopted on or before April 1, 2014.
Each of the City’s departments was given the opportunity to provide input in planning and implementation of the Capital Improvement Program. The funded projects included in the document, as Program by Fiscal Year, are attainable through available revenue as shown in the documents.
For more information, ask questions below or contact city staff or your ward representative. http://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/citycouncil