.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

County Council works on smoothing out CIP process

-A A +A
By Kirsten Laskey

Should something you want be placed beside something you need?

Los Alamos County employees posed this question in regards to the capital improvement project (CIP) process. County councilors wondered the same thing.

During the regular council meeting Tuesday, councilors recommended that Rick Bohn, Community Development director, look into including two parallel processes for CIP.

County Council Chair Mike Wismer explained to the Monitor the council was interested in considering two processes – one for county-driven projects and another process for citizen-driven projects.

Wismer said in the current CIP cycle, the White Rock community is working on a visitor center. In the same process, the deteriorating and unsafe clubhouse at the Los Alamos Golf course is being addressed.

Wismer said the idea is to take existing methods for capital planning and build on that.

Bohn said there will be gray areas between the processes. The council will exercise discretion if a project has a great interest and importance to the community.

There was also some discussion to look further into the cost threshold for projects in the CIP process. Bohn said the current threshold is $50,000. It was suggested to raise the amount to $447,559.


If you subscribe to the newspaper, you receive FREE access to all the exclusive content of the web site! Simply register to receive uninterrupted access to our award-winning and in-depth local online content!

Renew Current or Past Subscription / Register for Online Subscription

If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Los Alamos Monitor, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below.

Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label.

Newspaper Acct. ID:
info
Street Address:
(exactly as it appears on the label)

If you are a subscriber and you do not know your account ID or don't have a copy of your newspaper available that shows the information on the address label you can click continue below to search for your account.

New Subscription/30 Day Free Trial Account

If you are new to the award winning Los Alamos Monitor and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.

ZIP Code:



Create a limited access account.
Register to participate in community forums, post on the community calendar, blog etc. This registration does not give you full access to read our award winning content, etc.

The Los Alamos Monitor | lacirculation@lamonitor.com | 505-662-4185
256 DP Road, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday