The six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is developed and updated annually. The following pages contain the City of Lebanon’s 2020-2025 CIP and other capital projects. The cost of individual projects is based on the best estimates available at the time this plan was prepared; actual project costs are a function of detailed study by architects and engineers.
In reviewing the CIP it should be kept in mind that it is one of the community’s most important physical and financial planning tools. It should be noted that no formal action is required by the City Council on financing for years two through six of the CIP (2021-2025); only year one (2020) will be considered as part of the approval process of the 2020 Budget by the City Council.
Proposals set forth in this CIP and succeeding CIPs influence the standard of facilities and services the City of Lebanon provides its citizens in the future. As such, careful analysis and evaluation is necessary if it is to serve as a rational planning guideline for necessary community improvements.
This 2020-2025 Capital Improvements Program is an essential component of the City’s financial planning effort and provides the long-range perspective and framework for addressing its capital improvements needs. As a companion to the annual budget, the CIP provides the mechanism for anticipating future facility and infrastructure requirements and ensuring that they are funded in a responsible and systematic fashion.
The Planning Board is responsible for the initial review of the CIP and for recommending appropriate capital expenditures to the City Council for inclusion in the upcoming year’s budget.
Lebanon defines CIP items to include capital expenditures that pertain to planning and land use within the City, including new buildings and facilities, major planning-related studies, and those projects that could have an effect on the City’s capacity for growth (such projects are listed in red on the CIP Table of Contents).
Other Capital Expenditures, including operational items (e.g. new or replacement vehicles or equipment) and maintenance improvements that do not increase capacity (e.g. repaving a road or fixing a sidewalk), are excluded from the definition.
The cost of individual projects is based on the best estimates available at the time this plan was prepared; actual project costs are a function of detailed study by architects and engineers.
For questions about the CIP review process, please contact the Planning & Development Office. Questions about individual CIP projects should be directed to the sponsoring department as noted in the table of contents.