A Capital Project is a project that helps maintain or improve a City asset or infrastructure. Examples of capital projects can include:
1) new construction,
2) the purchase of new equipment,
3) maintenance of existing equipment, or
4) the expansion, renovation, or replacement of an existing building or facility.
The City of Tyler primarily funds capital projects in one of three ways:
1) with cash generated through the Half Cent Sales Tax program,
2) with cash generated through utility billing, or
3) through the sale of revenue bonds.
Click on the image at right to download a copy of the City of Tyler's 5-Year Comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan for more information about current and upcoming projects, or click on the Project Maps tab for an interactive map showing the locations of these projects.
||5-Year CIP Plan
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In the November 1995, voters elected to adopt the One-Half Cent Sales and Use Tax within the City of Tyler for public improvements to include public safety, streets, traffic control, airport, water utilities, parks and drainage for the promotion and development of new and expanded business enterprise as set out in Texas law art. 5190.6 sec 4B.
Today the Engineering Department manages nearly 13 million dollars in capital projects each year. The Half Cent Sales Tax Corporation and the Tyler City Council approve an Annual Work Plan as stipulated by the Corporation's bylaws. The Annual Work Plan consists of a 10-year Capital Improvement Program that involves the identification, management and implementation of Capital Improvement Projects funded through the Half Cent Sales Tax program.
Tyler Water Utilities (TWU) is a self-funded operation. All capital projects performed by TWU are funded through billing revenue and/or through the sale of revenue bonds. Tyler Water Utilities does not receive money from City sales tax. TWU manages an average of 9 million dollars in capital improvements annually.
Police Substation at Faulkner Park