Town of Barrington, RI
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Barrington 7-19-1962 (Ch. I, Sec. 2, of Title Six of the 1965 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Accounting controls — See Ch. 2 of Title 6 of the Charter.
Financial provisions — See Ch. 4 of Title 6 of the Charter.

§ 5-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
The type of project or acquisition which fits within any of the following categories:
A. 
Acquisition or lease of land.
B. 
Construction of new buildings or facilities, including engineering, design and other preconstruction costs.
C. 
Improvements or additions to existing buildings or facilities, not including annual replacements or items of routine maintenance and repair.
D. 
Purchase of major items of equipment under the following conditions:
(1) 
The equipment shall have an anticipated life of two (2) years or more.
(2) 
The cost of the equipment shall be in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.).

§ 5-2 Participating agencies.

[Amended 4-5-1993 by Ord. No. 93-4]
Not later than November 1 of each year, the following principal town agencies and officials shall submit any requests for capital improvement projects to the Barrington Planning Board:
A. 
Tax Assessor.
B. 
Board of Canvassers.
C. 
Park and Recreation Commission.
D. 
Town Treasurer.
E. 
Building Official/Zoning Officer.
F. 
Department of Public Works.
G. 
Fire Department.
H. 
Police Department.
I. 
School Committee.
J. 
Town Clerk.
K. 
Town Council.
L. 
Town Manager.
M. 
Cemetery Commission.
N. 
Library Board of Trustees.
O. 
Conservation Commission.
P. 
Civil Defense Director.
Q. 
Public Welfare Director.
R. 
Such other agencies as may be appointed or created from time to time.

§ 5-3 Procedure for submitting requests.

Requests for capital improvement projects shall be submitted on forms supplied by the Barrington Planning Board in accordance with instructions contained in the Capital Improvement Manual to be prepared and supplied to each participating agency and official by the Planning Board. When completed, a copy of each request form shall be forwarded to the Town Manager by the requesting agency or official. Each request shall be reviewed by the Planning Board in the light of current development plans and programs of the Town of Barrington. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to preclude the right of any individual to submit a request for a capital improvement project, provided that such request is prepared and submitted in accordance with the procedure above set forth.

§ 5-4 Project priority.

In evaluating requests and recommending a capital improvement program, the Planning Board shall establish a priority for all projects, based on the following criteria:
A. 
Protection of life.
B. 
Maintenance of the public health.
C. 
Protection of property.
D. 
Conservation of resources.
E. 
Provision of necessary public services.
F. 
Replacement or improvements of obsolete facilities.
G. 
Reduction of operating costs.
H. 
Public comfort and convenience.
I. 
Provision of public recreation.
J. 
Social, cultural or aesthetic values.
K. 
Promotional values.

§ 5-5 Financial impact.

The Planning Board and the Town Manager shall jointly review the requests with respect to the financial resources of the town and shall prepare a schedule showing the effect of requested projects upon the current annual budget and the future debt and debt service charges for the town.

§ 5-6 Presentation of program to Town Manager.

[Amended 3-10-1975]
Not later than February 15 of each year, the Planning Board shall present to the Town Manager and make public a recommended Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Program for the following six-year period. The first of this six-year program shall be designated as the "capital budget." The Town Manager shall consider this recommended program in assembling the budget.