Capital Improvement Projects

What is a Capital Improvement Project?

 A capital improvement project is any major improvement to City facilities and infrastructure. Projects may include construction renovation or replacement of City buildings, parks and pools, repaving of streets, traffic signal upgrades and coordination, replacement or installation of new water, wastewater, storm water and recycled water lines. Collectively, these projects are referred to as Capital Improvement Projects. Capital Improvement Projects are varied, so some may require years of planning and construction while others may be completed in a shorter timeframe.

The City of Cloverdale Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a five-year financial plan for the maintenance and expansion of public infrastructure. The CIP identifies public facilities improvements that are needed, provides a design and construction schedule, and identifies funding for these projects.
Capital Improvement projects include:

  • Bridges and other Structures
  • Creeks and Drainage Systems
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • Other City Facilities
  • Parks
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities
  • Sanitary Sewer Collection System
  • Street Network
  • Traffic Signals and Systems
  • Water Distribution System


The CIP is funded by a variety of sources, including the General Fund, Gas Tax, Development Fees, Park Development Fees, and Enterprise Fund funding. Of these funding sources, the General Fund and Gas Tax can be used on the widest array of projects. Other funding sources, such as Development Fees, have specific, legally restricted uses. View the 5-Year CIP Budget Here

How Residents Can Get Involved

Residents are able to attend Cloverdale City Council meetings to provide feedback and suggestions of additions to our community. This input, combined with information given directly to the City Council or City Manager, and from specific staff project requests, is evaluated and prioritized based on need and the amount of funding available.
The CIP is then subjected to a number of reviews; first, by the City Manager's Office, the Board of Public Utilities to review water, local wastewater and subregional projects, then the full City Council for a preliminary review during the May budget study sessions, the Planning Commission for General Plan consistency and environmental review, and back to the City Council for approval during the budget hearings in June.