September 28, 2011 Capital Improvement Committee

September 28, 2011 Capital Improvement Committee

Postby Lisa Lannon » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:13 am

SEPTEMBER 28, 2011

A meeting of the Capital Improvement Committee was held on September 28, 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. Gonynor opened nominations for Chairman. Ms. Mosczynski nominated Mr. Gonynor as Chairman. Mr. Dunleavy seconded. Vote unanimous. Mrs. Mosczynski made a motion to close nominations for Chairman. Ms. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous. Nominations opened for Vice Chairman. Ms. Mosczynski nominated Mr. Dunleavy. Ms. Brouillette seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Guzinski noted that Ms. Lane and Chief Vinson have volunteered to become members of the Capital Improvement Committee. It was the consensus to recommend their appointment to the Board of Selectmen.

Meeting with Fire Chief to Discuss Status of Ambulance #2
A letter included in the packet regarding the status of Ambulance 2 was noted. Chief Vinson joined the meeting and discussed the problems with ambulance 2. He noted that this has been the third transmission that has been put into this ambulance. It is 11 years old with 93,000 miles. He discussed some options for the purchase of the new ambulance. Chief Vinson discussed the importance of a second ambulance. Some discussion held regarding how to move forward. Mr. Guzinski discussed the financing options for the ambulance including a five-year bond funded through ambulance receipts. Discussion held.
Mr. Guzinski noted that the Board of Selectmen would be deciding what articles would go on the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting by October 18, 2011. He suggested that this Committee meet again to discuss the recommendation and funding options moving forward.

Meeting with Police Chief and Fire Chief to discuss status of Emergency Radio Communication Equipment
Chief Foley joined the meeting. He discussed problems with the radio communication equipment. He noted his request for $150,000. This includes a plan to determine the type of equipment needed and the equipment. This is a life threatening issue affecting the emergency services of the community. Discussion held regarding the potentials for funding. Mr. Guzinski recommended that the Committee meet again to discuss the recommendation and funding options moving forward.
It was the consensus of the Committee to recommend that the replacement of the ambulance and the emergency radio communication equipment go on to the Town Warrant and the funding option to be considered would be the ambulance reserve receipts for the ambulance and the stabilization account for the radio equipment. In addition, the ambulance receipts will be looked at as a potential for a percentage of the radio equipment.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to recommend that the ambulance and the radio communication equipment both be put on the Special Town Meeting Warrant. Ms. Chesebrough seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Discuss FY13 Capital Budgeting Process
Mr. Guzinski discussed the FY13 budgeting process. He asked if the Committee would like him to send the forms to the Committee prior to the next meeting. The Committee indicated that they are fine with the process. They would, however, like to see a list of all the projects as they stand for their review. Mr. Guzinski will prepare for the next meeting. In addition, a list of the municipal vehicles and the status of condition and mileage was requested. It was suggested that the infrastructure of Route 16 be examined.
The next meeting will be scheduled for December 7, 20111 at 2:00 PM.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:26 PM. Mr. Dunleavy seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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