Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee

The capital improvements program, known by the acronym CIP, is a valuable part of the community planning process. The capital improvement program links local infrastructure investments with master plan goals, land use ordinances, and economic development. A capital improvements program bridges the gap between planning and spending, between visions of the master plan and the fiscal realities of improving and expanding community facilities.

Among the many incentives of a capital improvements programming effort are the following benefits to the community:

  • Preserving public health, safety, and welfare
  • Anticipating the demands of growth
  • Improving communication and coordination
  • Avoiding undue tax increases
  • Developing a fair distribution of capital costs
  • Building a foundation for growth management and impact fees
  • Identifying "scattered" and "premature" development
  • Supporting economic development

Here are the steps that the Committee will follow:

  1. Organize for the CIP process
  2. Define capital projects
  3. Perform a fiscal analysis
  4. Review the master plan
  5. Communicate with departments
  6. Review proposed capital projects
  7. Prepare a 6-year project schedule
  8. Adopt and implement the CIP
  9. Update the CIP

Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Neal Cass (603) 746-8242

Board Members

Name Title
Neal Cass Town Administrator
Donald Houston Member (2021)
Amy Carrier O'Brien Member (2021)
Chris Hogdon Chair (2020)
James Fredyma Member (for the Planning Board) (2022)