Authority: Section 5.7(b) of the Amherst Home Rule Charter calls for the creation of a Capital Improvement Program. The Town Manager is responsible for creating the Capital Improvement Program.
Purpose: The Joint Capital Planning Committee shall advise the Town Manager on the creation of the Capital Improvement Program. The Capital Improvement Program “shall include: (i) a clear summary of its contents; (ii) a list of all capital improvements proposed to be undertaken during the next 5 fiscal years with supporting data and rationale; (iii) cost estimates, method of financing, and recommended time schedules; and (iv) the estimated annual cost of operating and maintaining the facilities and/or equipment included. The above information shall be revised and extended each year.” [Sec. 5.7(b)]
Membership: Section 5.7(b) of the Amherst Home Rule Charter states the Joint Capital Planning Committee shall be “composed of, at a minimum, representatives from the Town Council, School Committee, and Library Trustees…”
Reports: Reports shall be consistent with Section 5.7 of the Charter.