[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting 5-8-1988 ATM, Art. 98, as Sec. 35.0 of the General Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Capital Planning Advisory Committee, hereinafter called the Committee, shall consist of five members, four members will be appointed by the Board of Selectmen, each will serve a three year term. The Town Administrator or his or her representative, will be the fifth member. The Board of Selectmen may vote to have the Finance Committee or Town Administrator serve in place of this Committee, to establish the capital improvement program.
Members of the Capital Planning Advisory Committee shall be appointed based on experience and knowledge so as to enable the committee to fairly prepare, evaluate and recommend a sound and fiscally responsible capital improvement program. A full and complete study shall be formally voted, approved and delivered to the office of the Town Administrator no less than 190 days prior to the start of the fiscal year.
The capital improvement program shall include the needs of the School Department and all other Town departments. The Capital Budget shall include a capital improvement schedule and a capital equipment replacement schedule. This program is outlined in Section 6-6, of the Town Charter.
In addition to the items listed in Section 6-6 of the Town Charter, the Capital Planning Advisory Committee shall conduct studies, surveys and analysis as needed and upon request of the Board of Selectmen and/or the Town Administrator. Any formal matter, action or vote, etc. undertaken by the Capital Planning Advisory Committee shall not bind the Administrator or Board of Selectmen to any action relative to its determination. However, all activities or decisions rendered and approved by a majority vote of the Capital Planning Advisory Committee shall be made available and presented at the request of the Board of Selectmen or Town Administrator.
The Capital Planning Advisory Committee shall have the authority to require any Town official, board, committee, or their representative, non union supervisory employees, and other body(s) legally authorized and empowered to spend Town funds, including the school department, to appear before the Capital Planning Advisory Committee to gather information for the purpose of preparing or evaluating the Capital Improvement Program.