The Town of Cedaredge's Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) looks forward to the possible completion of a number of projects throughout the community in coming years.
The CIP is a guideline used by the town board for reference in adopting annual budgets.
The CIP is looking forward to some big-ticket expense items in coming years including a $3 million expenditure in 2017 or beyond for a new Civic Center that would incorporate town administrative offices.
Other big-ticket expenditures foreseen by the Plan are the $1 million "Northridge water line replacement" in 2014, and $3.29 million for a new "wastewater treatment plant" in 2015.
Inclusion of a capital project in the CIP does not guarantee that a project will be funded in that year's budget. Many of the specific line items in the Plan include grant funds that are already received or that the administration is planning to apply for.
The town's capital improvements plan includes some of the following other major projects.
• Administrative department projects listed in the Plan under 2013 include $20,000 budgeted to the eventual Civic Center project; $17,000 for the recent town hall repair work; and, $10,000 for new financial and accounting software. Total administrative expenditures foreseen under the Plan for 2013 are $58,500.
• Public health and protection is allocated $11,435 in 2013 for police department uses.
• The Capital Improvements Plan envisions 2013 allocations in the transportation category including $400,000 for the downtown West Main Street project, $369,000 for the intersection at Grand Mesa Drive and Main Street, and $110,000 for street asphalt maintenance. The total allocated for transportation under the Plan's guidelines for the year is $921,500.
• The Plan envisions $550,000 in 2013 for "West Main Street Major Street Improvement." It foresees $180,000 spending next year in Applewood subdivision, and there is $600,000 envisioned in 2016 for NW Cedar Ave. Almost $1 million more is foreseen being needed in the "unknown" future for other street improvements on West Main Street to 5th Street.
• The Capital Improvements Plan proposes $276,400 spending for 2013 in the water fund. The largest single item in that category is $89,000 to "refurbish and repair" the interior of a one-million gallon treated water storage tank.
• In the sewer fund, the Plan sees $100,000 going into a fund for the eventual construction of a new wastewater treatment plant.
• Of the $107,224 in capital spending seen for the golf course in 2013, the largest single line item is a $66,000 lease payment for grounds maintenance equipment.
Specific details of the Capital Improvement Plan, detailed explanations, or answers to particular questions are available from town government officials.