The City of Bainbridge Island is working to identify and prioritize infrastructure projects as part of the City’s update to the six-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a long-range and strategic planning document that helps identify capital projects for preservation and improvements to City-owned infrastructure, facilities and fleet. As part of the work this year to develop the 2021-2022 Biennial Budget, the City will thoroughly review the projects and equipment purchases that are included in the 2021-2026 CIP.
To update the CIP, the City considers a range of capital projects to fund as part of its budget process. These may include improvements to roads, new bike lanes, culvert replacements and more. The City also considers project requests submitted by community members to help identify all potential projects.
The CIP is implemented to meet the City’s responsibilities to provide the community with infrastructure that keeps residents safe, supports transportation and provides protection to the island’s natural environment.
The City’s capital projects typically cost $50,000 or more and have an estimated useful life of one year or greater. The projects are planned throughout the six-year process and a timeline for funding is set in the CIP. Previous CIP projects have included non-motorized improvements along Olympic Drive, renovations at Waterfront Park, a new City dock, and sewer pump station upgrades.
If you’d like to share a project idea, please visit the Public Works webpage (scroll down to the Engineering section) to fill out an online form or download it and drop off at City Hall. Paper copies of the form are available at City Hall.
The deadline for project submissions is 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 6. Projects submitted by the community will be balanced against other City projects that respond to system plans recommendations, regulatory requirements and preservation needs.
There will be opportunities for future public comment at Planning Commission and City Council meetings.