Finance Committee and Capital Improvement Committee Minutes
Monday, September 8, 2014
1. FinCom Present: John Allam, Raymond Szczepan, Joseph Collamati, Judith Cibelli, Matthew J. Fernandes
CIC Present: Raymond Szczepan, Joseph Collamati, Roland Lavallee, Judith Cibelli
2. FinCom Absent: Sean Coyle, Alexander J. Elliott
CIC Absent: Jerald A. Mayhew
3. Meetings called to order: 7:00 p.m.
4. LIBRARY – CAPITAL OUTLAY Amount requested is $45,000
Bernadette Rivard, Sue Garten, and Don DiMartino appeared. They handed out the proposed site plan for an additional 50 parking spaces, with 20 parking spaces to be directly ahead as you pull into the existing parking lot. The area will be leveled and covered with reprocessed asphalt. Additionally, widen the field access road to enable head-on parking for approximately 30 additional vehicles, including parking curbs to define spaces and precast concrete stairs to make walkway from access road to library parking lot. Then re-grade, loom and seed the current berm.
There was discussion about the need to add more handicap parking places. The library will investigate and add the appropriate number of additional handicap parking spaces.
The DPW will assist with work and possible materials as they can. Don DiMartino assured the committee the work will be accomplished for under the $45,000.00 requested.
Motion made to recommend by Joe Collamati / Judy Cibelli for $45,000.00 from free cash. Motion passed 5/0
5. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – CAPITAL OUTLAY
Don DiMartino appeared.
- Fork Lift - ($32,000) This is a Fiscal Year 2016 request.
No action taken
- Pulaski Blvd – Norfolk Street to Auclair Street ($150,000)
No action taken. The final cost figure is not available; this will be address at a later meeting.
6. ARTICLE 10 – WATER TRANSMISSION MAIN LAND AND EASEMENT ACQUISTION SNETT RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY (DPW)
Motion made by Raymond Szczepan / Matthew J. Fernandes to Pass Over. Motion passed 5/0
7. ARTICLE 11 – SOUTH MAIN STREET ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS (DPW)
Motion made by Raymond Szczepan / Judith Cibelli to Pass Over. Motion passed 5/0
8. FIRE DEPARTMENT - CAPITAL OUTLAY.
Chief Steve Gentile and Deputy Chief Poirier appeared.
a. Tower Truck To Replace The Ladder Truck. Amount requested is $940,000.
The chief presented a signed Proposal, a summary of the search committee report and a summary of ambulance receipts with a projection for future years.
The CFO went over the ambulance receipt spread sheet and answered numerous questions about the projections. The FinCom requested that the CFO provide a Net revenue by month listing for the last 24 months. The Chief stated the ambulances average approximately 100 runs a month, but had 153 runs in August 2014.
The Chief stated that the old ladder truck will be sold through an auction and is hoping the Town will net $50,000 to $60,000 (after fees for the broker) will be returned to the Town’s General Fund from the sale.
CIC motion made by Raymond Szczepan / Judith Cibelli to support the KME Tower Truck as presented. Motion passed 4/0
FinCom motion made by Raymond Szczepan/ Joe Collamati to recommend the KME Tower Truck in the amount of $940,000 from Borrowing. Motion Passed 5/0
b. Tahoe to replace one of the older vehicles. Amount requested is $44,610.
The Chief explained that Imperial (IMP) has been bought out MHQ. MHQ will honor the original bid price by IMP. The old vehicle will be turned over to the DPW.
Motion made by Joe Collamati / Raymond Szczepan to recommend $44,610 from Ambulance Receipts. Motion passed 5/0
9. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Toni reminded everyone to vote tomorrow.
b. Discussion as to the FINCOM Meeting scheduled for September 22. The Selectmen scheduled an All Boards Meeting for the same time and date. The FinCom will start their meeting at 8pm (after the All Boards Meeting), so the Selectmen can attend the FinCom meeting.
c. Mail: - None
10. OLD BUSINESS
a. ATFC Annual Meeting
Joe Collamati will be unable to attend
11. Approval of minutes
Bills: No bills presented.
Capital Improvement Committee: Raymond Szczepan / Joe Collamati motion to adjourn. Vote: 4/0. 7:50 pm
Finance Committee: Raymond Szczepan / Judith Cibelli motion to adjourn. Vote: 5/0. 7:54 p.m.
(Prepared by Raymond Szczepan)
(Capital Improvement Committee: Minutes Accepted 11/10/2014)
(Finance Committee: Minutes Accepted 11/24/2014)