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Eligible Projects Projects are eligible for inclusion in the CIP if they meet the following criteria: 

The project cost is at least $50,000. Projects that do not cost at least $50,000 are not eligible for inclusion in the CIP unless they are part of a larger project that meets this threshold. For example, furniture and fixtures which cost less than $50,000, but are part of a larger renovation or new construction project would be eligible.

The estimated service life of the project is at least five (5) years.

Recurring expenditures for items such as salaries, office supplies, personal computers and software, office furniture, routine maintenance and service contracts, vehicles and equipment or soft or non-durable purchases are not appropriate to include in the capital program. Exceptions are made for ambulances, fire trucks, or similar vehicles and equipment with long service lives or items that are part of a larger project with an estimated value of $50,000 or greater. CIP Development Process The CIP development process typically begins in September of each year with the distribution of CIP request packages and instructions to City departments and agencies. The requests are compiled and reviewed by staff and meetings with the requesting departments and agencies are held with the City Manager. Following these meetings, the City Manager’s proposed CIP is developed and presented to the CIP Subcommittee which consists of the Mayor, Vice Mayor, and two designated members of the Planning Commission. The CIP Subcommittee meets with the City Manager and requesting departments and agencies to review the proposed CIP and make any recommendations. The CIP Subcommittee recommended CIP is then presented to the full Planning Commission at its December meeting. The Planning Commission reviews the CIP, makes any recommendations, and adopts the CIP at its January meeting. The Planning Commission recommended CIP is presented to City Council at its first meeting in February. A public hearing is held to obtain citizen input on the proposed CIP at the second meeting in February. Following the public hearing, City Council directs any edits, and adopts the CIP prior to the development of the annual operating and capital budget. The first year of the adopted CIP is moved forward for consideration as part of the City Manager’s proposed annual operating and capital budget. It is important to note that even if a capital project is included in the adopted CIP, it only moves forward to implementation if included in the adopted operating and capital budget. CIP Calendar  CIP Request Package Distributed to City Departments and Suffolk Public Schools 


CIP Requests reviewed and compiled by staff  

City Manager CIP meetings with City Departments and Suffolk Public Schools    City Manager’s Proposed CIP prepared   





Profile for City of Suffolk, Virginia

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget  

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget