Town of Amherst NH

Capital Improvements Plan Committee (CIP)

The Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) is a program authorized by State law to link local infrastructure investments with master plan goals, land use ordinances, and economic development and by bridging that gap the fiscal realities of improving and expanding community facilities are realized.

As authorized by RSA 674:5-8 the CIP is the responsibility of the Planning Board or a formally appointed capital improvements program committee, to prepare and amend a recommended program of municipal capital improvements projected over a period of at least six years. The Town of Amherst last adopted a CIP in 2013 as the The FY2015- FY2020 Capital Improvements Plan .  The CIP is designed to be updated and adopted annually to provide timely tool to the Board of Selectmen and School Boards in long-range planning of municipal expenditures. Without annual updates the CIP quickly becomes obsolete.

To initiate the process, a CIP Committee will be formally appointed in the Spring of 2014 by the Board of Selectmen. If you are interested in becoming a Citizen Volenteer on the committee please contact Sarah Marchant or Torrey Demanche.

The committee’s work will start in the spring and end in the fall. The ten member committee will meet largely over the summer months on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to evaluate the projects submitted by Department Heads and applicable groups to create the FY2016-FY2021 Plan. To be successful the committee will need members from the following backgrounds who are willing and able to meet over the summer months:

  1. Board of Selectmen (BOS) Member
  2. Town Ways & Means Rep
  3. Souhegan School Board (SBS) Member
  4. Amherst School Board (ASB) Member
  5. SAU Representative
  6. School Ways & Means Rep
  7. Planning Board (PB) Member
  8. Planning Board Member
  9. Citizen Member
  10. Citizen Member

Historic CIP Documents:

2006-2016 Capital Improvements Plan

2014 CIP Committee Meeting schedule and Agendas (as available) working toward production of the FY2016-FY2021 CIP:

CIP Agenda 04-09-14

There were over 54 project request forms submitted for consideration in the FY2016-FY2021 CIP. The project requests can be found below by Department/Committee:

 

 

 

Project Number

Dept

Project   Name

Request   Year

Net   Amount

ACC-01

Amherst   Conservation Commission

Conservation   Fund Restoration-5 year Bonding

2016

$500,000

COM-01

Communications   Center

Safety   Complex Communication Tower Replacement

2021

$80,000

COM-02

Communications   Center

Safety   Complex Communication Dispatch Console

2023

$100,000

DPW-01

Public   Works

Truck   1 (1996 TopKick)

2016

$70,400

DPW-02

Public   Works

Truck   6 (1999 International w/36,000 GVW)

2016

$160,000

DPW-03

Public   Works

Backhoe   675-E

2016

$120,000

DPW-04

Public   Works

2.25   yard Hyundai Loader

2016

$140,000

DPW-05

Public   Works

Trackless

2016

$143,000

DPW-06

Public   Works

Horace   Greeley Road over Pulpit Brook Bridge #060/158

2016

$232,530

DPW-07

Public   Works

Boston   Post Sidewalk between Souhegan High School and Homestead Circle

2016

$93,493

DPW-08

Public   Works

2.25   yard Hyundai Loader

2019

$140,000

DPW-09

Public   Works

2007   Massy Ferguson

2019

$55,000

DPW-10

Public   Works

New   Boston Road over Beaver Brook, Bridge #109/090

2019

$75,000

DPW-11

Public   Works

Truck   10

2017

$200,000

DPW-12

Public   Works

Truck   12 4×4 Pickup

2017

$24,000

DPW-13

Public   Works

Tr-15   first of the 2005 twins (six wheel dump truck)

2017

$155,000

DPW-14

Public   Works

Last   Phase of Town Hall Renovations

2017

$93,000

DPW-15

Public   Works

Tr-14   Second Twin, 2005 Dump Truck

2018

$155,000

DPW-16

Public   Works

One   Ton 4×4 Dump Truck

2018

$65,400

DPW-17

Public   Works

Remove/resurface   Asphalt Parking for Emergency  Safety   Complex (Police, Fire, EMS)

2018

$156,710

DPW-18

Public   Works

Truck   2 (6 Wheel Dump Truck)

2021

$155,000

DPW-19

Public   Works

Asphalt   Zipper

2021

$90,000

DPW-20

Public   Works

Truck   8 (6 Wheel Dump Truck)

2020

$155,000

DPW-21

Public   Works

Continuous   Roof Over Transfer Station Sorting Tables and Walkway Deck

2021

$70,000

DPW-22

Public   Works

New   Public Works Garage

TBD

$5,536,600

EMS-01

EMS

Replacement   Ambulance A2

2016

$225,000

EMS-02

EMS

Replacement   Paramedic Response Vehicle

2015

$28,000

EMS-03

EMS

Replacement   Paramedic Response Vehicle

2015

$29,000

EMS-04

EMS

Replacement   Ambulance A1

2015

$230,000

FD-01

Fire

Replace   1988 Fire Engine

2015

$500,000

FD-02

Fire

Replace   1991 Fire Engine

2017

$575,000

FD-03

Fire

Replace   1994 Fire Engine

2020

$575,000

FD-04

Fire

Refurbish   1997 Ladder Tower

2018

$50,000

FD-05

Fire

Replace   2003 Fire Engine

2023

$550,000

FD-06

Fire

Refurb   2003 Engine

2016

$40,000

FD-07

Fire

Replace   2006 Ford Brush/Command Vehicle

2017

$50,000

FD-08

Fire

Refurbish   2007 Tanker

2019

$50,000

FD-09

Fire

Replace   2009 Ford Command Vehicle

2020

$50,000

FD-10

Fire

Finish   2nd Floor of Central Fire Station

2015

$195,000

GG-01

General   Government

Recreation   Land Acquisition

TBD

$810,000

HC-01

Heritage   Commission

Amherst   Stone Wall Maintenance and Repair and Education Initiative

??

$27,000

LIB-01

Library

Library   Expansion

2021

$800,000

OCD-01

Community   Development

Sewer   Master Plan

2016

$100,000

OCD-02

Community   Development

2020   Master Plan

2018

$100,000

OCD-03

Community   Development

Engineering   of Sewer District

2019

$400,000

PD-01

Police

APD/EMS   Complex Renovation

TBD

$150,000

REC-01

Recreation

Reinstall   Cemetery Field Playground

2015

$15,000

REC-02

Recreation

Davis   Lane Tennis Courts

2015

$130,000

REC-03

Recreation

Pickup   Truck Replacement

2016

$32,000

REC-04

Recreation

2007   ExMark Mower

2017

$15,000

REC-05

Recreation

John   Deer Gator (Cart)

2019

$6,000

REC-06

Recreation

2009   ExMark Mower

2017

$15,000

ASD-01

Amherst   Middle School

AMS   Gym Floor Replacement

2016

$75,000

ASD-02

Amherst   Middle School

AMS   Roof Replacement – Locker Room/Restroom

TBD

$80,000

ASD-03

SAU-39   Brick School

Heating   System Replacement

2015

$70,000

ASD-04

SAU-39   Brick School

Window   Replacement

2018

$85,000

SSD-01

Souhegan   High School

Repaving:   Road and Parking Lots

2016

$600,000

SSD-02

Souhegan   High School

Athletic   Track Replacement

2017

$220,000

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