Capital Improvement Program

What the Capital Improvement Program Contains

This Capital Improvement Program (CIP) captures infrastructure and facility needs. However, this document does not include detailed staff, vehicles, equipment, technology, or transit needs - these needs will be incorporated into budget requests.

Additionally, the first year of the CIP will be the capital budget for that same year along with additional requests for vehicles, equipment and technology that will be discussed during the budget process.

This CIP has anticipated using the following funding sources:

  • User fees
  • Grants
  • Fundraising
  • Borrowing:
    • Revenue bonds
    • Installment purchase
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It is also vitally important to know what this CIP is not - and that is a perfect prediction of our needs. As acknowledged in current bid costs, the estimates made in a long-term plan are not the same as a project that has been fully designed and engineered.

It is important that staff continually keep this CIP updated with new estimates as the year for funding approaches. In other words a CIP is not a static document that once approved is placed on a shelf and only looked at during the budget process; it is a constantly changing document that must be flexible to incorporate updated costs and unforeseen needs.

On the following pages we have assembled a comprehensive CIP that shows previously approved projects as well as new requests. The result of this intense analysis of new and previously approved projects demonstrates to the City Council and our Citizens the investment that is being made to maintain vital infrastructure and plan for future needs.

Viewing CIPs

You can stop by City Hall at 815 New Bridge Street. We recommended that you call 910 938-5200 first to allow the city to make a viewing copy of the CIP available. You may also view the CIP (PDF) online.