[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting 5-19-1998 by Art. 17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In addition to those town agencies and officers created by the General Laws, a Capital Expenditures Committee is hereby established for the purpose of advising the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee as to certain anticipated capital outlays of the town.
The Capital Expenditures Committee shall be composed of seven members who shall be appointed as follows: one member of the Southwick-Tolland Regional School District Committee or an administrative designee, who shall be chosen by the District Committee; one member of the Board of Selectmen, chosen by the Board of Selectmen; one member to be the Chief Administrative Officer; two members to be members of the Finance Committee, chosen by the Finance Committee; one member to be a registered voter of the town appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and one member to be a registered voter of the town appointed by the Moderator. The Board of Selectmen and the Moderator shall collaborate on their respective appointments so that at least one of the registered voters appointed represents the community's business interests. Appointments to the Committee shall be for terms of three years, except the Chief Administrative Officer who shall be a permanent member. The Moderator's appointment of a registered voter shall be for an initial term of two years; all subsequent appointments by the Moderator shall be for a full three-year term. In the event that any member of the Committee should resign or otherwise vacate his or her position, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the officer or board which originally appointed the member.
On or before the fifteenth day of March each year, the Capital Expenditures Committee shall submit a report with recommendations to the Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee with respect to anticipated capital outlays.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CAPITAL OUTLAYS OR ANTICIPATED CAPITAL OUTLAYS
- Shall include the acquisition, construction, reconstruction or repairs to real or personal property or public improvements of the town, whose useful life is greater than three years and whose cost is anticipated to be $25,000 or more, and for which the town may incur debt under M.G.L. c. 44, § 7 or 8, but not including projects to be paid for by state or federal funds, such as Chapter 90 state road funds. Capital outlays shall include, but not be limited to, telecommunication systems and computer hardware or software.