Capital Infrastructure Plan

What is the Capital Infrastructure Plan?

The Capital Infrastructure Plan will be a comprehensive review of all Village infrastructure to estimate project costs and prioritization for capital projects. Capital projects are identified as projects that improve on the Village’s infrastructure (i.e. roadway construction, storm sewer improvements, municipal buildings, etc.). Infrastructure categories include, but are not limited to:

  • Roadway
  • Water Production/Distribution
  • Sewer (Storm, Sanitary, Combined)
  • Sidewalk/Pedestrian/Bike
  • Municipal Properties
  • Street Lighting
  • Fiber Optic Network

The plan will focus on a risk assessment of each infrastructure item, public involvement, sustainability, and grant funding opportunities. 

Background

In 2021, the Joint Public Works & Water and Finance Committee reviewed all identified, unfunded, capital projects outlined in engineering/technical studies completed over the last decade. The Committee identified ~$50 million in identified projects, with $30 million being associated to stormwater management, based on previously completed engineering/technical studies. The Committee, and ultimately Village Board, made a decision to pursue a comprehensive understanding of the Village's infrastructure needs coupled with funding options. The Village Board assigned the Infrastructure Commission to oversee project milestones. 

In late 2021, the Village issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking qualified engineering firms to develop the Capital Infrastructure Plan. A staff recommendation to the Infrastructure Commission on March 24, 2022, the Public Works & Water Committee on April 4, 2022, and the Village Board on April 11, 2022. The Village Board approved Baxter and Woodman as the qualified firm on April 25, 2022 and a formal proposal is expected in the summer of 2022.

Public Involvement

Public involvement is an important piece to the development of the Capital Infrastructure Plan. In general, the prioritization of projects will be focused on engineering best management practices and a risk assessment framework. Public involvement opportunities will be present in the form of Open House events, online surveys, Infrastructure Commission meetings, community events and more. 

Public Process

  • November 5, 2020 - Joint Finance and Public Works and Water Committee Meeting - Initial review of outstanding, unfunded, capital projects. 
  • January 21, 2021 - Joint Finance and Public Works and Water Committee Meeting - Review of funding options available to the Village. 
  • May 3, 2021 - Joint Finance and Public Works and Water Committee Meeting - Review of funding options utilized by other municipalities. 
  • August 11, 2021 - Joint Finance and Public Works and Water Committee Meeting - Capital Infrastructure Plan recommended by the joint committee. 
  • August 16, 2021 - Village Board Meeting - Review of Capital Infrastructure Plan recommendation and consensus. 
  • March 24, 2022 Infrastructure Commission Meeting - Baxter & Woodman recommended as consultant to complete study. 
  • April 4, 2022 Public Works & Water Committee Meeting - Review of Infrastructure Commission recommendation and forwarded recommendation to the Village Board.
  • April 11, 2022 Village Board Meeting - Review of recommendation from the Public Works & Water Committee and Baxter & Woodman presentation. 


  • April 25, 2022 Village Board Meeting - Approval of Baxter & Woodman as most qualified firm to complete project.
  • June 13, 2022 Village Board Meeting - Village staff presented information on the history and genesis of the Capital Infrastructure Plan in conjunction with the ongoing Stormwater Utility Fee Study. 

*The volume of the presentation may need to be adjusted up when the Raftelis presentation begins (~17 minutes, 36 second) due to technical difficulties with the podium microphone. 

  • June 24, 2022 Gathering on the Green - Staff was present at the Gathering on the Green to provide detailed information, answer questions, and collect feedback.
  • July 9, 2022 Ravinia in Ridgewood - Staff was present at the Ravinia in Ridgewood event to provide detailed information, answer questions, and collect feedback.
  • July 11, 2022 Village Board Meeting - The development of the Capital Infrastructure Plan was awarded to Baxter & Woodman. 

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available. 

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