City’s Capital Improvement Plan: The City of Corvallis has released a draft of the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for public review. The CIP is a breakdown of the city’s budget process for upcoming and proposed projects in the upcoming year, and beyond.
Typical projects included in the CIP are $25,000 or more. Some of the proposed projects include updates to the airport, city hall and fire stations. Total anticipated CIP spending for 2023-24 is $14,351,000. The five-year total would be $66,961,000.
The CIP looks at the City’s budget process for projects identified in the first year and after final approval will be incorporated into the FY 2023-24 budget. The draft CIP is currently available for public review and will go before the city Council and the rest of the budget commission at the March 9 meeting.
Community members can provide public comments on the draft CIP for consideration during their deliberations, by submitting them in written form to CIP@corvallisoregon.gov. Questions and comments should be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on Feb, 27.
To view the draft, go to: www.corvallisoregon.gov/publicworks/page/capital-improvement-program.
BOC Meeting Summaries: Community members who want to know what is going on throughout Benton County can now access meeting summaries following the bi-weekly Board of Commissioners meetings.
In January, the commissioner’s office began putting together a meeting summary for all Tuesday Board of Commissioner meetings. The meeting summary lists each agenda item and provides a brief description of the nature of the item, according to a release from the county.
While the summaries don’t offer context or much detail, they can be especially useful if you’ve been following a matter and just can’t wait a day for the reporting, or you’re interested in a matter that isn’t in the general public’s zeitgeist, like a cleaning contract for instance.
Visit the Board of Commissioners meeting page to find links to 2023 meeting summaries, Board meeting packets, and other details. Meeting summaries will generally be posted on the Board of Commissioners meeting page by the close of business, on the day of the meeting.
Government Comment Corner: It’s that time again, another member of the City Council will be hosting a government comment corner. Ward 8 Councilor Tracey Yee will be at the Benton County Public Library on Feb. 18 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
It is open to the public for anyone to stop by and ask questions about local government.
By: Jennifer Williams