Capital Improvement Plan

FY 2021-22 Budget

The Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning document that covers the construction and maintenance of major projects and facilities as well as major studies. The CIP also serves as a budget that provides the means to pay for these projects.

This section includes the Town's Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2021-22 through FY 2026-27.

Overall, the FY 2021-22 Capital Improvement Budget is $1.08 million, with $195,000 in projected carryover project budget from FY2020-21, $40,000 in carryover project budget from reinstating a deferred project, and $846,000 in new funding requests. The program also includes a carryover of $80,000 from FY 2020-21 to FY 2022-23.

CIP Project Categories

Colma’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) lists projects in four distinct categories, below. Click on the images below to get to the project description, FY 2020-21 status, FY 2021-22 work plan, and funding needs for FY 2021-22 through FY 2026-27.

Category 1

Streets, Sidewalks & Bikeways

link to project description within the Streets, Sidewalk & Bikeways categories

Category 2

Sewer & Storm Drain

link to project description within the Sewer and Storm Drain categories

Category 3

City Facilities & Long-Range Plan

link to project description within the City Facilities and Long Range Plan categories

Category 4

Major Equipment, Technology, & Fleet

link to project description within the Major Equipment, Technology and Fleet purchase and replacement categories

Project Status

The project status is shown on each capital project. The statuses are Active, Closed, Future or Unfunded.

  • Active - existing or new CIP projects that have available funding and activities (spending) in FY 2021-22.
  • Closed - CIP projects that have been completed or have been closed out. These projects will only appear in future CIP budgets if they have project expenditures during the prior three years.
  • Future - CIP projects that are programmed for FY 2022-23 through FY 2026-27. Project budget and funding are identified, but are not earmarked.
  • Unfunded - CIP projects that are Town priorities but are currently without budgeted funds. Unfunded projects will be reviewed annually during the Town Budget process to see if funds are available for construction and if the proposed projects are ready to move from the Unfunded to the Budgeted projects list.

This will provide more clarity in the Capital Improvement Budget. It will also identify projects that are budgeted, projects that are ready to be closed (and dropped from future CIP budgets) and future projects that are currently unfunded today but are in the developmental stage awaiting conceptual design approval, plans and specifications, and additional funding from the Town and/or outside sources.

FY 2020-21 Capital Improvement Program Overview

During to the Covid 19 pandemic, the Town focused on projects that met the Town's Covid 19 pandemic goals. These goals include ensuring public safety, preserving reserves, and utilizing all available grant funding. FY 2019-20 Active Projects that met these goals were El Camion Real Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (914), Mission Road Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement (903), General Plan Update (991) and Climate Action Plan (994). The Town continued to fund the IT Infrastructure Upgrades (986) as online and virtual office support increased during the Covid 19 pandemic. By March 10, 2021, the City Council approved the addition of three capital programs:

  1. F-Street Retaining Wall (902) - ensuring public safety
  2. Housing Element Update (996) - utilizing grant funding
  3. Zoning Code Update (997) - subset of General Plan Update (991)

Of all the projects listed above, Climate Action Plan (994) and El Camino Real Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan (914) are completed and will close as of June 30, 2021. All other projects will continue into FY 2021-22, with the IT Infrastructure Upgrades (986) continuing as an ongoing program. The projected total carryover, as of April 30, 2021, is $235,000, with $80,000 programmed for FY 2022-23. Actual carryover will depend on actual project spending through June 30, 2021 and will be part of the year-end process.

NOTE: Ongoing programs typically do not have carryover. The unspent portion is released back to the reserve and new funding is allocated in the new fiscal year. Ongoing programs are used as a tool to separate purchases and improvements from the operating budget and is used for capitalization.

FY 2021-22 Capital Improvement Plan Highlight

In addition to the six projects listed above that will continue into FY 2021-22, the Town has added five additional projects, continues two ongoing projects, and re-establishes one deferred project.

Additional Projects:

  1. Annual Roadway Rehabilitation and Preventative Maintenance (906) - $150,000
  2. Colma Museum Facility Repair and Painting (951) - $75,000
  3. Facility Parking Lot Upgrades (953) - $99,025
  4. Financial Software Replacement (965) - $100,000
  5. Police Body Worn and In-Car Cameras [part of the Equipment Purchase and Replacement Project (984)] - $201,000

Ongoing Projects:

  1. IT Infrastructure Upgrades (986) - $50,000
  2. Vehicle Replacement (987) - $164,000

Deferred Projects:

  1. Creekside Villas Repair (952) - $40,000 - included in the carryover budget discussed above.

The FY 2021-22 Capital Improvement Budget also includes a budget increase of $7,000 for the design phase of the F-Street Retaining Wall (902) project.

Project Funding and Spending Plan for FY 2021-22 through FY 2026-27

The Funding Plan table below summarizes the revenue sources that the Town plans to use to support the capital program. The funding identification process includes apply grant and special fundings first to the capital project, then special contributions, and finally the General Fund or the Capital Reserve Fund.

The Capital Program bar chart below summarizes the projects by categories. The corresponding table is below the bar chart. To get to the table, use the scroll bar on the right of the bar chart. At first glance, the table shows the total program by fiscal year and by categories. The project list is also available in the table by clicking on the triangles on the left of the categories.

Colma Capital Program Funding table by funding sources.

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