Community Investment Programs, defined by the Montana Legislature who passed the legislation, allows a municipality to set aside funds from its general all-purpose levy for replacement and acquisition of property plant or equipment costing in excess of $5,000 with a life expectancy of five years or more.
These projects are classified as major improvements rather than routine maintenance or equipment replacement. The projects are reviewed and prioritized for the City Council. When funds are available the City Council makes the final decision on what projects are implemented. A list of CIP projects will be updated on an annual basis as new needs become known and priorities change.