You know it's coming. The roof will leak. The car will need a new alternator. These and other things will dent your bank account, especially if you're not prepared for them.

The City of Battle Creek is required to plan ahead for such things, which is done through the city's 6-year Capital Improvement Program.

This week, city commissioners approved the most recent iteration of the CIP - some $200+ million in items. City Manager Rebecca Fleury tells WBCK the funding is not all available for such things, so they will prioritize using the new priority budgeting system being implemented now.

Hear hers and city planner Christine Zuzga's comments by clicking the player below.

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