February 12, 2013 Capital Improvement Committee

February 12, 2013 Capital Improvement Committee

Postby Mary Wright » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:13 am

February 12, 2013

A meeting of the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) was held on February 12, 2013 in the Municipal Center Resource Room. Mr. Vinson called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM.

PRESENT: Kent Vinson (Chairman), Ellie Chesebrough, Mark Dunleavy (Vice-Chairman), Nancy Lane, Shirley Mosczynski, Mike Guzinski (Town Administrator)
ABSENT: Paula Brouillette

Meet with Department Heads to Discuss Capital Requests:
a. Facilities Maintenance Manager
Mr. Ricky Colonero joined the meeting. He presented his requests for a Facilities Maintenance pick-up truck and restoration of the old fire station and municipal building. This is the fourth year he has requested a pick-up truck. A discussion was held regarding siding the old fire station. Mr. Colonero will get estimates for siding, replacement windows and doors. The Historical Commission could not obtain a grant for restoration.
Mr. Colonero presented his report for restoring the municipal building, including heating/air conditioning units and interior restoration. Moving municipal offices to the second floor was discussed.
b. Highway Department
Mr. Furno was unable to join the meeting. His presentation will be placed on the next agenda.
c. Water & Sewer Systems Manager
Mr. Bob Sullivan joined the meeting and presented his request for replacement of the Main Street booster station. A discussion was held regarding funding the project. The May 23, 2012 CIC decision to send a letter to the Board of Selectmen and Sewer Dept. regarding the crisis situation of this booster station was discussed. Mr. Guzinski will draft a letter to the Board of Selectmen.
Mr. Sullivan next presented his request for updating the software and computers that run the treatment plant, which he will fund out of his budget.
The discussion returned to the booster station replacement. Mr. Guzinski requested a copy of the site study to present to the Board of Selectmen.
A Water System Master Plan and replacement and improvement of existing water mains were discussed.

Other Business
Mr. Guzinski updated the Committee on the financial situation for FY14. The Board of Selectmen did vote to put a question before the voters at the Annual Town Meeting for a $1.4 million override. The preliminary numbers show that up to $200,000 would be used for capital projects. Short of the override passing, the prognosis for capital funds is not good for next year.
The next meeting will be March 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM. The following departments will be presenting: Highway Department and Finance.

Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 2:54 PM. Ms. Lane seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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