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Posted on: December 28, 2022

City Seeks Citizen Input for Capital Improvement Projects

Capital Improvement Program

The City is updating its five-year capital improvement program (CIP) for FY24-28. An important part of this annual process includes gathering ideas for projects from the Creve Coeur community.

“Capital improvements” are long-lasting investments into the City’s infrastructure and facilities and include projects such as road and sidewalk construction, new park paths, playgrounds, renovation of City facilities, major equipment purchases and erosion control along creek banks. The City maintains a five-year outlook of its capital improvements through the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP serves as a critical planning tool to help establish, prioritize, organize and fund the City’s investments into the community.

The CIP is primarily funded through a one half-cent capital improvement sales tax, a one half-cent parks and stormwater sales tax, transfers from the City’s general fund, and grants from local, state, and federal aid programs. These revenue sources are estimated to provide approximately $7 million in the coming fiscal year.

Improvements to the City’s facilities, parks, recreational facilities, streets, sidewalks, stormwater and equipment are estimated to cost approximately $7 million in the coming fiscal year, meaning that the planned expenses match the available revenue. Some stormwater improvement projects for the CIP will be further detailed during project prioritization as part of the Watershed Management Plan Update the City will be conducting in 2023. The City seeks to maximize its investment in the community while remaining within the budget.

Submit a suggestion

If you would like the City to consider a project or if you have a suggestion for improvements to the CIP, please submit your ideas by January 31, 2023, to jheines@crevecoeurmo.gov or write to: CIP Ideas, c/o Jim Heines, Director of Public Works, City of Creve Coeur, 300 North New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141.

City staff will submit a draft of the CIP to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Finance Committee in late February. The draft CIP will be discussed in detail with all three of these bodies in March, which usually includes two work sessions with the City Council before Council adoption in April.

CIP TIMELINE

City staff submits a draft of the CIP to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Finance Committee in late February. The draft CIP is discussed in detail with all three of these bodies in March, which usually includes two work sessions with the City Council. Staff seeks the recommendations regarding the CIP from both the Planning and Zoning Commission and Finance Committee in March before returning to the City Council in April for the possible adoption of the CIP.

  • December-January: Input is collected from residents, elected & appointed officials, and City staff.
  • February: City staff prepare the draft CIP and submit the draft CIP to the City Council.
  • March: The Planning & Zoning Commission and Finance Committee review the draft CIP and make recommendations. The City Council holds work sessions to review the draft CIP.
  • April: A public hearing is held regarding the proposed CIP, followed by possible adoption by the City Council.

For more information, please contact Jim Heines, Director of Public Works, at jheines@crevecoeurmo.gov or 314-872-2538.

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