Capital Improvement Program

Public Input Sought on Capital Improvement Projects

On September 1, the City of Portage will launch the annual update of the ten-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), a financing plan that identifies both short- and long-range physical development and capital investments.   This is your opportunity to help shape the future of the city.  We are seeking public input regarding existing projects contained in the current CIP, as well as ideas for new projects.   Examples of CIP projects include:

  • major and local street reconstruction, including non-motorized transportation;
  • municipal water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage facility improvements;
  • park, bikeway and multi-use trail improvements;
  • improvements to public facilities such as City Hall and the Public Services building, as well as technology enhancements; and upgrades to public safety facilities, vehicles and equipment.

A community-supported CIP helps ensure that decisions made about capital investments will be valued by the community.  To garner public input, an on-line survey is available during the month of September 2020.   Submit ideas for capital improvement projects and/or provide feedback on projects already in the planning stages.   Visit  portagemi.gov to learn more about the CIP and to complete the on-line survey.

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

 

The Capital Improvement Program is an important implementation tool for various City of Portage planning efforts.

  • The 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 Wellhead Protection Plan, Water Reliability Study, Storm Water Design Criteria Manual.
  • Periodic municipal facility audits; annual reports like utility operation and maintenance reports, annual traffic counts and signal studies; and citizen surveys.

Community Input

A community-supported CIP helps ensure that decisions made on capital investments will maintain and enhance the community.  

An ONLINE SURVEY will be available during the month of September 2020 for interested persons to submit ideas for capital improvement projects and/or provide feedback on projects already in the planning stages. 

Click here to complete the on-line survey

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

Schedule and Meetings

The following schedule will be followed in the development of the CIP over the next several months, including public meetings.

  • September 2020: On-line Survey.
  • October – November 2020: CIP projects proposals developed
  • November 2020 – January 2021: City Administration review of CIP projects
  • February 2021: Planning Commission review of draft CIP
  • February 2021: City Administration prepares final draft CIP
  • March 2021: Planning Commission review of final draft CIP
  • March 2021: Planning Commission review of final draft CIP
  • April – May 2021: City Council budget workshops and review of final draft CIP
  • May 2021 (second City Council meeting): City Council approves budget and final CIP