Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)

As part of Medicine Lakes 2021 Fiscal Planning, it was identified that the City needs to be proactive and prepare a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that will fully assess our options to address the City’s aging infrastructure. Chris Klar, Public Works Superintendent, Craig Kihle, City Treasurer and Chris Heim, City Council member have contracted with SEH, an engineering, architectural and planning company, to provide input on the best approach for a strategic planning initiative that underpins our questions and offers expert guidance for a long-term CIP project. The City is currently saving money each month for future infrastructure needs, but we do not have a comprehensive plan. The scope and cost of the expected projects that have been identified thus far are significant and are expected to require a 10-15 year plan, that will include funding sources, a detailed implementation timeline and infrastructure prioritization. High level, the intent is to dedicate 2021 to planning for these projects to establish scope, costs, funding sources, and justification.

As the City moves through these phases we welcome community input through communication, participation in City Council meetings and open forums. Information, as it is reviewed by City Council, will be posted on this site.

Capital Improvement Plan Documents
Final Design Presentation: December 7, 2021
Bonding For Lift Station: July 9, 2021
Capital Improvement Project Committee Update Meeting: June 1, 2021
City Council Presentation (Capital Improvement Plan 2021): April 5, 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): February 24, 2021
Capital Improvement Plan - Status Update: February 1, 2021
Capital Improvement Plan - FINAL TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM: January 22, 2021
Capital Improvement Plan - Status Update: January 4, 2021
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