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Capital Improvement Plan Update
Capital Improvement Plan Update
What community priorities do you want town staff to consider as they develop the 2015-2020 CIP Update?
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The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Update is the revised CIP and covers the five fiscal years 2015-16 through 2019-20. The CIP Update document contains capital expenditure requests from each of the town’s departments/divisions for items over $10,000 that typically have a useful life of five years or more.

The CIP is a five-year plan identifying the town’s capital outlay and improvement needs. As a long-range plan, the CIP reflects the town’s policy regarding long-range physical and economic development. By providing a planned schedule of public improvements, the CIP outlines present and future public needs and priorities. A capital improvement is defined as any expenditure for equipment, buildings, infrastructure, land acquisition, plan or project in which the cost exceeds $10,000 and the estimated useful life is greater than one year.

The Town of Wake Forest adopted its first CIP in 1985. However, capital project planning is an ongoing process, so the CIP document is updated each year. Changing needs and priorities, emergencies, cost changes, mandates and changes in technology all require the CIP to be updated annually.
Staff is currently working on their requests through the end of December 2014. The updated Capital Improvements Plan will be presented to the Board of Commissioners in early 2015.


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