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 following are goals of the CIP:
- Provide a plan for repair and replacement of deteriorating infrastructure
- Improve operational or functional aspects of existing infrastructure
- Add new facilities and improve the community’s infrastructure to enhance the quality of life in Creve Coeur
- Provide for planned replacement of major equipment required for City operations
5-Year CIP Process (FY2022-FY2026)
The City updates its five-year capital improvement program (CIP) every year. An important part of this annual process includes gathering ideas for projects from Creve Coeur residents. Capital improvements are long-lasting improvements to the City’s infrastructure and facilities and include projects like roadway and sidewalk construction, installation of park amenities, renovation of the City’s facilities, and erosion control along creek banks.
In past years, the primary funding sources for capital improvements have been the City’s half-cent capital improvement sales tax, grants, and transfers from the general fund. The voters’ approval of Proposition C in November 2020 introduced additional funding for parks and stormwater improvements. The capital budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2021, is approximately $6.9 million, which is nearly double the budget from the previous fiscal year. This increase is due to both the new parks and stormwater sales tax and the beginning of economic stabilization from the COVID-19 pandemic. Future capital budgets are expected to gradually increase as the economy improves.
The City Council adopted the Capital Improvement Program for FY2022-2026 through Resolution 1531 on Monday, April 12, 2021. Prior to the adoption of the CIP, the draft CIP had been reviewed by the City's Finance Committee, Parks and Historic Preservation Committee, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Stormwater Committee. All four bodies recommended that the City Council adopt the CIP (see the Finance Committee's recommendation here).
For more information, please contact Matt Wohlberg, City Engineer, at 314-442-2084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.