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Capital Improvement Program (CIP)

Article VI, Section 601 of the Charter of the Town of Brunswick requires the Town Manager to prepare a five-year Capital Improvement Program (CIP), to be submitted at the same time the annual budget is submitted. It is also referred to as a Capital Improvement Plan.  In February 2013, the Town Council adopted a CIP policy intended to guide the development of the CIP document and its integration with the annual budget.

This policy may be viewed by clicking the link below.

CIP Policy – Adopted February 19, 2013

The CIP includes a list of all capital improvements proposed over the next five fiscal years. It also includes cost estimates, methods of financing, and recommended time schedules for each such improvement. Finally, the CIP includes the estimated annual cost of operating and maintaining the facilities to be constructed and acquired.

The Council may adopt the CIP with or without amendment after a public hearing. However, the Council is not prevented from pursuing and funding other projects not included in the CIP, even if those projects are to be funded with debt obligations of the Town. Summaries of the Town’s most recently proposed, and previously adopted CIPs are available below. Please note that these documents reflect information available at the time they were prepared, and may not contain all of the projects the Town contemplates funding over the next five years.

The 2019-2023 CIP is currently under development.  Following are the drafts which have been presented in workshops.  For additional presentations, please see the Finance Committee page.

2019-23 CIP DRAFT #1
2019-23 CIP DRAFT #2

On May 25, 2017, the Town Council adopted the Capital Improvement Program for the five year period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022.  The full CIP document can be viewed by clicking the link below.

Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2018-22

Capital Improvement Programs adopted in previous years may be viewed by clicking the links below.

Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2017-21
Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2016-20
Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2015-19
Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2014-18
Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2011-15
Capital Improvement Program – Adopted for 2010-14

The CIPs listed above are presented for archival purposes only. The CIP is a planning document, and reflects information at the time it was prepared. The Town’s capital improvement needs and plans may have changed, perhaps materially, since these CIPs were prepared. Further, the Town may consider and pursue projects not listed in the CIPs. Projects contemplated by the Town, regardless of whether they are listed in the CIPs, must be formally authorized and funded before they can proceed. Authorization and project funding may come in several different forms. For debt, that authorization is by ordinance, as required by the Charter of the Town of Brunswick.

Those seeking more recent or additional information should call the Finance Department at 207-725-6652.