Wanted! Citizen Input on the 2018-2028 Capital Improvement Program

The City of Portage has launched the annual update of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  

The CIP is a 10-year financing plan that identifies both short- and long-range physical developments and capital investments, such as:

  • Major and local streets projects, including non-motorized transportation.
  • Improvements at municipal water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage facilities.
  • Parks, bikeways and multi-use trails projects.
  • Public facility improvements, such as projects at Portage City Hall, the Portage Senior Center, Public Services, as well as technology improvement projects.   
  • Improvements at Public Safety facilities, vehicles and equipment.

The CIP is an important implementation tool for various City of Portage planning efforts, such as:

  • The 2014 Comprehensive Plan, which addresses long-term goals and needs pertaining to land use, the transportation network, recreation and open space, natural/cultural resources, economy and market place, utility infrastructure and community facilities. 
  • Strategic plan studies such as the 2015 Wellhead Protection Plan, 2013 Water Reliability Study, Storm Water Design Criteria Manual.
  • Periodic municipal facility audits, annual reports (e.g. utility operation and maintenance reports, annual traffic count and signal studies), citizen surveys; amongst others. 

Input from Portage residents, business owners and other interested persons is critical to the implementation of projects and enhancements to ensure the most benefit for the community.  To garner public input and citizen engagement, a CIP open house was held on Monday, September 25, 2017. 

In addition to the open house, an on-line survey was available during the month of September 2017 for residents to submit ideas for capital improvement projects and provide feedback on projects already in the planning stages.  The results of the survey can be reviewed by clicking here.

To follow the development of the 2018-2028 Capital Improvement Program, please see the schedule and meetings on the right side of this web page.

For more information, please feel free to contact the Department of Community Development at 329-4477.


  • Schedule and Meetings
    • September 1-30, 2017
    • September 25, 2017
      • CIP Open House meeting, City Hall, 4-7 p.m.
    • October – November, 2017
      • CIP project proposals developed
    • November 2017 – January 2018
      • City Administration review of CIP projects
    • February 1, 2018
      • Planning Commission review of draft CIP, City Hall, 7 p.m.
    • February 2018
      • City Administration prepares final draft CIP
    • March 1, 2018
      • Planning Commission review of final draft CIP, City Hall, 7 p.m.
    • March 15, 2018
      • Planning Commission review and recommendation to City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m.
    • April – May , 2018
      • City Council budget workshops and review of final draft CIP
    • May 2018 (second City Council meeting)
      • City Council approves budget and final CIP