Every year the City of Rochester adopts a Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to identify potential future projects. A year or two prior to proposed construction in a neighborhood or commercial area, the city holds an informal public informational meeting. The Engineering Division (of the Public Works Dept.) provides an overview of the proposed improvements. Abutting property owners and other interested parties have an opportunity to ask questions and provide their input regarding the need for the improvements, the scope of the project or raise a particular point of concern. Engineering staff prepares a project feasibility report and cost estimate for Council review and approval. A portion of the costs for many of these Projects are assessed to the abutting, benefitting property owners. The Council schedules public hearings for the Project and for the Proposed Assessments prior to Project bids being taken and accepted. Refer to “Future Projects” page for some of the upcoming projects currently being planned.