FUNCTION:   FUND:         ACCT NO.    
  PERMANENT PERMANENT         406 FUND    
  IMPROVEMENT IMPROVEMENT                      
SUMMARY  
                        2017          
      2015     2016                
  ITEM   ACTUAL     BUDGET     REQUESTED   RECOMMENDED   ADOPTED    
                         
  Capital                      
  Project    $  97,316,009      $  86,147,049     $67,754,804     $61,391,671     $61,498,190    
  Funds                      
                                   
FUNCTION
The five-year Capital Improvement Program is reviewed annually and revised, if necessary.  The annual review assures 
that the program will be a continuing part of the planning process and that it will be consistent with changing demands
as well as changing patterns of cost and financial resources.  The 2017-2021 Capital Improvement Program anticipates
the following investment in capital projects:
2017 = $61,498,190 2020 = $117,502,309
2018 = $85,836,963 2021 = $116,137,137
2019 = $92,329,282
It has been Common Council policy to allocate general property taxes and operating transfers which amount to about
one-fourth of the total city tax levy for capital improvements and debt service requirements, thus avoiding a "roller-
coaster" effect on the tax levy and saving interest cost on bonded debt.
Certain improvement construction is financed with general obligation improvement bonds which are initially payable
from special assessments.  Improvement construction includes sewer and water construction, streets and street
improvement, curb and gutter, sidewalks, and storm sewer projects.
PROGRAM FOR 2017
As adopted by the Common Council, the 2017 section of the 2017-2021 Capital Improvement Program becomes part
of the budget.  Recommended sources of funding the 2017 Capital Improvement Budget include Federal,
State, and County funds totaling   $  26,098,210 .
The tax aid for 2017 is $4,577,398 which includes $3,577,398 of general tax levy, and $1,000,000 of tax abatement dollars; compared to the 2016 tax aid of $4,470,246, which included $3,470,246 of general tax levy, and $1,000,000 of tax abatement dollars.
The amount to be transferred from the General Fund is $1,500,000.  
gen fund amt---->  $     1,500,000