Town of Dartmouth, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dartmouth 5-23-1989, approved 9-22-1989 (Art. 22 of the 2011 General By-Laws). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-7-2011, approved 9-15-2011]
The Capital Planning Committee shall develop a long-range plan related to acquiring, maintaining, and improving Town-owned land, buildings, and equipment and make recommendations to the annual capital needs, acquisition, improvements and maintenance to the appropriate officer(s), Board, Agency, or Department. Such recommendations are to be included within the annual town budget and annual town report. Other duties and responsibilities of said Capital Planning Committee may be specified by By-Law. Any vacancy occurring shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner of the original appointment. The Committee will be comprised of appointed members and the Director of Budget and Finance/Treasurer. The appointments will be made by the Selectpersons for three-year terms, with the terms being staggered every three years. Said committee will also be charged with establishing a long-term Capital Planning Program.
[Amended 6-7-2011, approved 9-15-2011]
The committee membership will consist of the Director of Budget and Finance and six citizen representatives who have experience in the building trades, finance, capital asset acquisition, and other relevant backgrounds.
The Committee will elect a Chairman by a vote of the newly appointed members at the first available assembly of an appointed quorum.
The committee shall annually review the capital improvement programs and proposals of the various departments, officer boards and make recommendations for the construction of buildings, acquisition of land, personal property, repairs and maintenance of existing municipal buildings. It will also be charged with the development and utilization of a "Long Term Plan" of approximately three to five years in duration for acquisition of future needs.
[Amended 2-11-1992, approved 3-25-1992]
The yearly and long-term Capital Improvement Plans of the Committee shall be voted at a public meeting at which a majority of the Citizen Representatives as defined in § 18-2 are present. The vote on yearly and long term Capital Improvement Plans shall be solely by the Citizen Representatives.