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Posted on: December 14, 2020

City Seeks Citizen Input for Capital Improvement Projects

CIP

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 funding for capital improvements came from the City’s half-cent capital improvement sales tax, grants, and transfers from the general fund. The voters’ approval of Proposition C in November will introduce additional funding for parks and stormwater improvements beginning with the coming fiscal year.

The capital budget for the current fiscal year is approximately $3.8 million, which is less than previous years due to the completion of the Police Building and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Future capital budgets are expected increase as the economy stabilizes and as the new revenue from the parks and stormwater sales tax begins.  

Staff plans to provide the draft CIP to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Finance Committee in late February. The draft CIP will then be discussed in detail with the Planning and Zoning Commission and Finance Committee in March, and each body will provide a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council will also hold work sessions to review the proposed CIP update in March. Adoption of the CIP may occur as early as April 2021.

If you would like the City to consider a project, please submit your ideas by January 31, 2021, to mwohlberg@crevecoeurmo.gov or write to: CIP Ideas, c/o Matt Wohlberg, City Engineer, City of Creve Coeur, 300 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141.

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