SOUTH KINGSTOWN – There will be smoother driving on roads in the next six years if the new capital improvement plan(CIP) proposed by Town Manager Stephen A. Alfred is approved by the town council. To repair more roads in the town, the road improvement program will increase by $2 million from $6 million to $8 million.
The CIP for the fiscal year 2011 to 2012 to the fiscal year 2016 to 2017, released Friday, Dec. 3 is updated on a yearly basis and covers spending on facilities and infrastructures over the next six years and updates what facilities need to be renovated, updated or expanded. A capital project or improvement is a major non-recurring fixed asset with a useful life of at least five years and a value in excess of $10,000. The CIP provides a statement of community needs, provides a schedule for meeting the community needs and gives financial data associated with managing and financing the costs of the projects.