Capital Improvement Program
What is the Capital Improvement Program (CIP)?
The CIP is the city's long-range plan for improvements to infrastructure, parks and other community facilities. The CIP is a tool to assess the long-term capital needs, values and desires of the city and to establish funding of high-priority projects in a timely, cost-effective manner.
The City Council, at their April 8, 2013 meeting, approved Resolution 1051 which adopted the CIP for FY 2014-2018.
The CIP is guided by three goals:
- To provide a systematic approach to replacing and repairing deteriorating infrastructure
- To develop a comprehensive strategy for replacement of major capital items
- To add new facilities that enhance the quality of life in Creve Coeur
Each CIP covers a five-year period and is updated annually. Public input is an integral part of the planning process for each CIP. City staff gather information, ascertain public input and prioritize projects in preparation for each CIP.
Once staff prepares the draft CIP, the Planning and Zoning Commission and Finance Committee review the plan and forward recommendations to the City Council. The City Council reviews the plan, holds a public hearing and ultimately decides the CIP's adoption.