March 20, 2015 Capital Meeting

March 20, 2015 Capital Meeting

Postby Mary Wright » Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:34 pm

March 30, 2015

A meeting of the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) was held on March 30, 2015 in the Municipal Center Resource Room. Mr. Vinson called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM.

PRESENT: Kent Vinson (Chairman), Brandon Auger, John Furno, Don Gonynor (Vice Chairman), Shirley Mosczynski
NON-VOTING: Mike Guzinski (Town Administrator), Norm Yvon (School Superintendent)
ABSENT: Paula Brouillette (Excused), Ellie Chesebrough (Excused)

1. Meet with Library Representatives to Discuss the Library Renovation/ADA Project.
Mr. Guzinski stated that the Library Board of Trustees have decided to hold off on the project for now. They are in the process of hiring a new Library Director.

2. Conduct the Rating Process for all FY16 Capital Project Requests
Mr. Guzinski stated that the budget situation is grim. He has been able to secure $72,000 for capital requests. There is no debt inside the cap that will be falling off in the near future. Cuts will need to be made for next year. There is just about 5% in the Stabilization Account, which is what is recommended by the Dept. of Revenue.
The Committee rated the projects. A lengthy discussion was held regarding starting to plan for a possible debt exclusion for the fire pumper and other large vehicle purchases. Tasers were discussed. A possible grant for fire safety gear was discussed. Adding a safety rating to the rating sheet was discussed.
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to recommend the Municipal Center fire alarm system for $36,000, primary school chimney repair for $22,400 and Fire Dept. large diameter hose for $13,600 for a total of $72,000. Mr. Gonynor seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

3. Approve Minutes of February 26, 2015
Ms. Mosczynski made a motion to approve the February 26, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Gonynor seconded the motion. Aye-4, Mr. Furno abstained.

4. Other Business
Mr. Guzinski will update the Capital Plan to list the funded items that were approved today, and that will appear in the warrant. The five-year plan will appear in the flyer.
Mr. Guzinski reminded the Committee that there are three vacancies on this committee.
The Town Meeting is Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

5. Adjournment
Mr. Gonynor made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:17 PM. Ms. Mosczynski seconded the motion. Vote: Unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
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