The purpose of this annual program is to establish a five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) in order to establish a logical implementation process.
The central goals are:
To identify the capital needs of the county for the next five years
To ease the review of the annual capital budget through a uniform process
To broaden public participation in the budget process by providing documentation and scheduling hearings early in the process
To link capital budgets with adopted policies and plans
To link capital expenditures with operation budgets
To increase coordination between departments, agencies, and other political jurisdictions
To research alternative means of financing projects
CIP Schedule for Adoption
April - Distribution of CIP Manual to Department Heads
May - Deadline for Departmental Submissions
June - Draft CIP Returned to Department Heads
June - Presentation to County Commissioners
July - Adopted CIP Available
The CIP will be considered annually and updated to add another year of projects. This process will identify the capital budget (first year projects) as well as projects to be implemented in the four subsequent years of the program in order of priority.