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April 14, 2011 Capital Improvement Committee

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:11 am
by Lisa Lannon
APRIL 14, 2011

A meeting of the Capital Improvement Committee was held on April 14, 2011 in the Municipal Center Resource Room. Chief Gonynor called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM.

PRESENT: Don Gonynor (Chairman), Mark Dunleavy (Vice-Chairman), Paula Brouillette, Ellie Chesebrough, Shirley Mosczynski, Mike Guzinski (Town Administrator).
ABSENT: Dean Iacobucci.

Mr. Guzinski presented the updated Capital Plan/List. This includes all the capital requests from departments as of this date. It will be placed at the end of the Finance Committee Flyer for Annual Town Meeting. It will be noted that the Capital Improvement Committee recommends not funding any capital items in fiscal year 2012.
Article 8 on the Warrant is for the Town to adopt the revised Capital Improvement Plan. Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the FY 2012 – 2017 Capital Improvement Plan as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Discussion held. Vote: Yes – 4, No – 1. Motion carries.
Chief Gonynor questioned if a report should be given on previously approved capital monies. Mr. Guzinski will work with him to prepare a report on the status of what was funded last year and where those projects stand.

Mr. Guzinski discussed Article 17 on the Warrant, Capital Project Fund - Limitations. He noted that this is a petitioned article. He indicated it could have an impact on future funding sources for capital projects. An opinion from Town Counsel was noted. He indicated that he has requested a response from the Department of Revenue regarding this matter.
There was some discussion regarding the vehicle plan. Department Heads will be asked to come up with a plan for the replacement of vehicles.
It was noted that the Committee is 4 members short. Mr. Guzinski will speak with Mr. Menard.
Ms. Brouillette recommends that when serving on a committee, if one signs a petition that impacts that committee, it should be discussed prior to it becoming an article.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn at 2:13 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted, Lisa Lannon Recording Secretary