Council Approves ICIP Submission to State

County Administrator Harry Burgess, left, and County Attorney Becky Ehler, right, listen as Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy, center, discusses the County’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan at Friday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Budget and Grants Manager Gina Torpy discusses the County’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

During Friday’s noon Council meeting at the Municipal Building, the Los Alamos Council approved submission of the County’s Infrastructure and Capital Improvement Plan (ICIP) to the State. 

The County is required to prepare and submit an ICIP to the State by Sept. 30 of each year.

Generally, a project must appear on this list if the County expects to have any State funding considered for that project. Listing a project in the ICIP does not guarantee funding from the State, nor does this document constitute an application for funding. With shortfalls in State revenues, very limited consideration will be given to projects beyond the top five listed projects. Most legislative grants are expected to be in small amounts.

While the County’s CIP is projected for the next 10 years, the State’s ICIP is a five-year plan. The top five projects in the plan were chosen based on Council goals, discussions with County staff, necessity of the project, importance of the project based on previous discussions with Council and the Public, and potential for funding from the State.

The ICIP includes all Utility Capital Projects and all General County Capital Projects that have been through the County’s CIP process. The submission of the ICIP to the State enables the County to request project funding from the State and may reduce the amount of local funds required for the projects.

See full details of the ICIP here

Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long responds to questions from Council related to Ski Hill properties during the ICIP briefing at Friday’s Council meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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