Finney County adopts capital improvement policy

In an effort to improve planning and provide greater transparency, the Finney County Commission last week revised the county’s capital improvement policy to better define and prioritize those project types.

On Jan. 19, the commission changed the CIP policy to more clearly define what capital projects and equipment are, spell out how projects and equipment purchases will be prioritized over five years, and created a process for handling changes to a capital request.

The county CIP will be a five-year plan that lists all projects and equipment proposed between 2017 and 2021.

Capital projects are defined as anything that costs more than $20,000; and capital equipment purchases are anything valued more than $10,000 per unit or per bulk cost.

County Administrator Randy Partington said a CIP committee will review proposed projects/equipment purchases and make recommendations to the county commission.

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