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:
- Water Production/Distribution
- Sewer (Storm, Sanitary, Combined)
- 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.
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 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.
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This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.