The 2010-2014 CIP called for $472 million in State, Federal and private funds to upgrade and expand the city's infrastructure, facilities, and equipment over the next five years. The 2011-15 CIP calls for $387.1 million over the next five years.
The following CIP projects were in the 2010-2014 CIP but were not in the Park & Recreation 2011-2015 CIP:
- Bike Trail/Dev. Greenway ($560,400)
- Maintenance Headquarters Improvements ($416,070)
- Greenway Fishing Access ($100,00)
- Laurel Oak Slide ($78,400)
- Kenny Anderson Park Development ($145,300)
- NE Brandon District School Site Development ($15,00)
- Eastside Athletic Complex ($20,000)
- Outdoor Ice System ($829,000)
- Leader's Park ($34,200)
- Family Park ($345,800)
- Prairie Meadows Park Development ($237,500)
- Indoor Tennis Facility ($500,000)
- Indoor Ice Facility ($500,00)
- Indoor Aquatic Facility ($814,720)
CIP's are developed by department directors and staff who do an excellent job planning, forecasting, and managing the city's program services and infrastructure needs. From past experience, project priorities change and mayors have played a large role in identifying project priorities, and sometimes even putting in their own pet projects.
It is interesting to see the 3 indoor facilities in the current 5 year plan. I haven't looked at the street projects but it will be interesting to watch what will be developed for future years in terms of additions and deletions.
Citizens need to pay attention to the introduction/hearings on the 2012-2016 CIP. The Event Center will have to be placed in this new upcoming 5 year plan currently being developed by the administration. It will be interesting to see what will be dropped and what will be added.