The Town of Florence is updating its Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and we want your thoughts and ideas on what projects the Town of Florence should address in the next 10 years.

Two public forums are scheduled for Wednesday, September 23, 2015. The first forum begins at 9:00 a.m. and the second forum begins at 6:00 p.m. The forums are held at 775 N. Main Street, Florence, Arizona.

Eligible projects must have a total estimated cost of more than $10,000 and an estimated life of 10 years or more. Examples of eligible projects include street, water, drainage, parks, renovation of existing facilities, construction of new facilities, and other similar projects.

When finalized by the Florence Town Council, the CIP is used to help shape the budget for fiscal year 2016/2017 and beyond. CIP projects have a wide range of funding sources, including grants, designated revenue, bond financing, fund balances, and development impact fees. CIP projects are paid for with one-time revenues, instead of ongoing revenues, including sales tax, property tax and other funds that are collected consistently every year.

Town staff is there to listen and document your thoughts for inclusion in future meetings with the Florence Town Council on the creation of our new CIP. Those attending the public forum can share their thoughts verbally or by completing a survey.

For more information about the CIP and these public forums, please contact Gabe Garcia, finance director, at (520)868-7505.