City of Brooks has approved a Capital Projects policy which was designed to guide Council and management in the development of a sustainable long range capital plan as well as annual operating and capital budgets. The policy establishes the development of a 10 year Capital Plan every four years and the approval of capital projects each year in the annual capital budget.
Pursuant to that policy, management has compiled a 10 year Capital Plan that has been reviewed by Council in December 2018. The 10 year Capital Plan was developed to promote proactive planning of capital expenditures and to establish spending priorities and overall capital improvement goals.
The 10 year Capital Plan is divided into three separate components:
The 10 year Capital Plan is also organized by department and year, and the recommended funding for each project is identified. All projects listed in the plan will be reviewed, in the appropriate year, through the annual budget process. Therefore inclusion in the capital plan does not necessarily mean project approval, it means that the City is considering it, planning for it, and identifying possible financing options for it.