CAPITAL BUDGET PROCESS AND EXPENDITURES
subcommittee of BUDGET COMMITTEE
meeting July 31, 2007
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN: noted many items on
'wish list' that seem to be routine expenditures
and could be in operating budgets.
Is there really a plan for a 'Community Center'
in the big barn? Will we have three fully equipped
kitchens within a hundred feet of one another?
Is big barn really stable? Why not take Community
Center Capital Reserve Fund to fund completion of
If we can build a Senior Center for $1,330,000,
why do we need $1,600,000 to expand (or relocate?)
Contoocook Fire Station?
Not counting the endowment funds nor funds to assure
builders complete subdivisions, etc, there are FORTY
ONE (41) capital reserve and revolving funds! Many could
be consolidated or eliminated. Many seem to be to
used to reduce operating budgets. Too many have
selectmen as 'agents to expend.'
We should return to real spirit of the Town Meeting form
of government and vote at town meeting to buy trucks,
graders, fire engines, etc. and vote to add to number
of town employees.
Patti Gerseny, Danny Coen and Tom O'Donnell