Capital Projects Advisory Committee
Capital Projects Advisory Committee – An Overview
In October of 2016, the Murphy City Council directed city staff to initiate steps to prepare for a potential November 2017 Bond Election. Bond elections are periodically conducted by the city to secure financing for large capital projects. The last bond election for the City of Murphy was conducted in 2008. The 2008 bond program was approved by Murphy voters and resulted in street, parks, and facilities upgrades for the community. Staff identified the need to form a citizen committee to assist city council in preparation for the upcoming Bond Election.
In November of 2016, the Murphy City Council created the Capital Projects Advisory Committee (CPAC). The CPAC consists of seven members selected from the community. The main function of the CPAC is to recommend a list of capital projects to city council that will be considered at the November 2017 election.
The CPAC meets regularly at city hall to receive reports from staff regarding the city’s capital needs. CPAC meetings are conducted on the Thursday immediately following Regular City Council meetings (1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month). CPAC meetings are held in the Community Room at City Hall (1st Floor, south entrance) and generally start at 6:00 PM. Meeting agendas and times are posted on the city web site no later than 72 hours prior to the scheduled meeting. CPAC meetings are public meetings, and as such, any citizen may attend.
The CPAC will continue to meet through the spring and summer of 2017. The CPAC Chair will make periodic updates to City Council, informing Council of the progress of the committee. The CPAC will ultimately provide City Council with a recommended list of projects for consideration. City Council will consider CPAC’s recommended list of projects and either adopt or modify the recommended list as appropriate.
Please check the city web site often for information regarding the CPAC and the city 2017 Bond Initiative.