City of Fitchburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fitchburg 12-19-1972 by Ord. No. 706-72. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Various boards and commissions — See Ch. 3.
Finances — See Ch. 21.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 100-2014]
There shall be a Capital Improvement Commission consisting of the City Auditor, ex officio, four citizens of the City to be appointed by the Mayor with City Council confirmation and two members of the City Council (the President and the Chair of the City Property Committee).
The citizen members shall be designated in their initial appointments to serve in the following manner: two for three years and two for two years. Upon the expiration of the term of office of an appointed member, his successor shall be appointed in the aforesaid manner for three years.
[Amended 6-3-2014 by Ord. No. 100-2014]
The members of the Commission shall annually choose from their own membership a Chair and a Secretary.
The Commission shall conduct research into capital improvements, including the replacement of presently owned equipment, and shall seek to coordinate the establishment of a long-range program, and for said purposes may engage professional consultants with the approval of the Mayor and City Council.
The Commission may recommend that an appropriation for the purpose of creating a stabilization fund as provided for in MGL c. 40, § 5B, be included in the annual City budget. No funds appropriated under said section shall be expended without the recommendation of a majority of said Commission.
All requests for motor vehicles or requests for capital improvements and equipment by any City department, the cost of which is estimated to exceed $3,000, shall be submitted by the Mayor to the Commission, and the Commission shall make a recommendation as to whether or not the funds shall be expended and such recommendation shall be made to the Mayor and the City Council. This recommendation shall not be binding on the Mayor or the City Council.
No member of the Commission shall receive compensation for his services, but the necessary expenses of the Commission shall be paid by the City.
Any expenditures for capital improvements or equipment declared to be in the nature of an emergency by vote of the City Council, at the request of the Mayor, shall be exempt from the provisions of this chapter.