Capital Improvements Program Committee Release 2016 Report

The Capital Improvements Program Committee has released its annual report dated December 6, 2016.

CIP is recommending to the selectmen that the following warrant articles should be included at Town Meeting in March, 2017:

  1. An Article to raise and appropriate $15,000 to complete a Watershed Management Plan.
  2. An Article to raise and appropriate $180,000 to purchase new portable and mobile radios for the Fire/Rescue Department.
  3. An Article to raise and appropriate $42,000 to be added to the previously established Fire / Rescue Department SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) Equipment Capital Reserve Fund.
  4. An Article to raise and appropriate $235,000 for the paving of town roads and road improvement projects.
  5. An Article to raise and appropriate $13,000 to purchase and install a new air filtration system in the Town Garage.
  6. An Article to raise and appropriate $25,000 to replace the boat ramp into Lake Winnipesaukee at Lake Road in Melvin Village.
  7. An Article to raise and appropriate $50,000 to be added to the previously established Library Building Capital Reserve Fund.
  8. An Article to raise and appropriate $55,000 for the purchase of a new police vehicle.
  9. An Article to raise and appropriate $50,000 to be added to the previously established Police Facility Capital Reserve Fund.

CIP also recommends a $2,500,000 warrant article at Town Meeting in March, 2018, for the construction of a new library. At current projections the library would require a 20-year loan of approximately $1,446,247. Another long-term recommendation from the committee is to place a warrant article at Town Meeting in March, 2020, for approximately $1,200,00 for a police facility. At current projections, $818,000 of the cost would come from a 20-year loan.

It is the selectmen’s responsibility to place warrant articles before Town Meeting.