Background: In August 2013, the Planning Commission (PC) created the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC) to develop a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Town. The purpose of a CIP is to ensure that capital expenditures are identified and planned in advance so that the associated cost are also planned and budgeted for. By planning for capital expenditures, the financial impacts on Town taxpayers can be stabilized. In May 2015, the PC disbanded the original CIC and the Selectboard (SB) established it as a standing committee under the SB. A description of the process developed by the CIC to guide its work can be viewed at: East Montpelier Capital Improvement Planning Process

Capital Projects: The CIC inventories and evaluates the Town’s capital assets, including existing buildings, vehicles, heavy equipment and paved highways. This information is used to establish a schedule of the costs for major maintenance and/or replacement. The CIC continues to solicit information from all Town residents about capital projects that are envisioned for the future. The parameters for considering a project for CIP are: (1) a minimum of a 5-year life span and (2) a minimum cost of $5,000. We are interested in projects at any stage of development from a conceptual idea to a shovel-ready project. The CIC assists the sponsor(s) in completing the CIC Future Capital Projects Questionnaire to be used in the evaluation and consideration for inclusion in the CIP. If you have questions, please contact Town Treasurer Don Welch at eastmonttr@comcast.net or 223-3313 x207.

Capital Budget: The CIC continually reviews and revises the CIP and uses it to develop a capital budget amount, which is presented to the SB for inclusion in the next year’s Town budget. In December and January, the SB reviews the CIP and capital budget amount developed and recommended by the CIC. The SB determines the capital contribution to be included in the next year’s budget and adopts a CIP that reflects that contribution (see adopted versions of CIP below). The CIP is used by the SB to guide its use of the Capital Reserve Fund.

FY2018 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard
FY2017 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard
FY2016 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

 

CIC Meeting Agendas

The Committee meets a 6 p.m. at the Town Office the 1st Tuesday of every month. You can view recent agendas below:

September 3, 2014 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
October 8, 2014 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
November 5, 2014 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
December 3, 2014 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
January 7, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
April 1, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
May 6, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
June 10, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
August 5, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
September 2, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
October 7, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
November 10, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
December 9, 2015 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
April 6, 2016 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
October 4, 2016 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
November 16, 2016 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
December 7, 2016 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
April 5, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
May 2, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
June 6, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
August 1, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda [Meeting Canceled]
September 5, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda
October 3, 2017 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda

 

Draft CIC Meeting Minutes

In 2014 the VT Legislature passed, and Governor Shumlin signed, a bill that amended the state’s Open Meeting Law. Among other things, Act 143 requires a town to post meeting meetings to the town’s website no later than five days after the meeting. East Montpelier will do its best to abide by the statutory mandate, but we must warn readers that these will almost always be in draft form until the public body meets, often weeks later, to review and approve the minutes. Draft minutes have not been reviewed, may not be an accurate reflection of the meeting in question, and we urge caution in their use. We will remove the draft minutes once the approved minutes are available.

 

CIC Meeting Minutes

CIC Minutes August 20, 2013
CIC Minutes September 4, 2013
CIC Minutes October 2, 2013
CIC Minutes November 6, 2013
CIC Minutes December 4, 2013
CIC Minutes January 8, 2014
CIC Minutes February 26, 2014
CIC Minutes April 2, 2014
CIC Minutes May 7, 2014
CIC Minutes June 11, 2014
CIC Minutes August 6, 2014
CIC Minutes September 3, 2014
CIC Minutes October 8, 2014
CIC Minutes November 5, 2014
CIC Minutes December 3, 2014
CIC Minutes January 7, 2015
CIC Minutes April 1, 2015
CIC Minutes May 6, 2015
CIC Minutes June 10, 2015
CIC Minutes August 5, 2015
CIC Minutes September 2, 2015
CIC Minutes October 7, 2015
CIC Minutes December 9, 2015
CIC Minutes April 6, 2016
CIC Minutes October 4, 2016
CIC Minutes November 16, 2016
CIC Minutes December 7, 2016
CIC Minutes April 5, 2017
CIC Minutes May 2, 2017
CIC Minutes June 6, 2017
CIC Minutes September 5, 2017

 

Committee Members:

Gene Troia, Chair
Ed Deegan
Casey Northrup
Kim Watson
Don Welch