Joint Capital Planning Committee
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For the previous Joint Capital Planning Committee that existed prior to the adoption of the Home Rule Charter in 2018, see its archived page.
|Authority:||Amherst Home Rule Charter Section 5.7(b)|
|Appointing Authorities:||Town Council, School Committee, Library Trustees|
|Voting Members:||Seven (7): (2) School Committee Members, (2) Library Trustees
& (3) Town Councilors, (2) of whom shall be on Finance Committee
|Term of Appointment:||One (1) Year|
|Staff Support:||Town Manager or Designee|
|Cathy Schoen, Chair||2020||2022||Councilor (Finance Committee)|
|Alex Lefebvre, Vice Chair||2019||2020||Library Trustee|
|Peter Demling||2020||School Committee|
|Tamson Ely||2019||2020||Library Trustee|
|Mandi Jo Hanneke||2020||2022||Councilor|
|Kerry Spitzer||2020||School Committee|
|Andrew Steinberg||2020||2022||Councilor (Finance Committee)|
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 purpose of the JCPC is to provide a place with the three major elected bodies in Town can discuss capital planning needs, make recommendations regarding annual capital spending, and make recommendations regarding the long-term Capital Improvement Plan.
Charge: JCPC shall:
- Advise the Town Manager on the creation of the Capital Improvement Program.
a. 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.” Charter 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.
Charge Adopted: December 17, 2018, amended on February 10, 2020