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.

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

CIP Agenda 04-23-14

CIP Agenda 05-14-14

CIP Agenda 05-28-14

CIP Agenda 06-11-14

CIP Agenda 06-25-14

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:

EMS Presentations: New Ambulance Presentation 8-2011  and Amherst EMS Ambulance-2 CIP Orientation 2013

Project   Number Dept Project Name Request Year Net Amount
ACC-01 Con   Com Conservation   Fund Restoration-5 year Bonding 2016 $500,000
ACC-02 Con   Com Amherst-Merrimack   Greenway 2015 $200,000
ACC-03 Con Com Amherst-Merrimack   Greenway 2015 $200,000
ACC-04 Con   Com Amherst-Merrimack   Greenway 2015 $100,000
ASD-01 AMS AMS   Gym Floor Replacement 2016 $75,000
ASD-02 AMS AMS   Roof Replacement – Locker Room/Restroom TBD $80,000
ASD-03 SAU-39 Heating   System Replacement 2016 $70,000
ASD-04 SAU-39 Window   Replacement 2018 $85,000
ASD-05a AMS One-to-One   Technology – Grades 7 & 8 2017 $132,000
ASD-05b AMS One-to-One   Technology – Grades 7 ongoing 2018 $66,000
ASD-06a AMS Core   Standards 2016 $40,000
ASD   06b AMS Core   Standards 2017 $150,000
COM-01 Com   Center Safety   Complex Communication Tower Replacement 2021 $80,000
COM-02 Com   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 2016 $28,000
EMS-03 EMS Replacement   Paramedic Response Vehicle 2016 $29,000
EMS-04 EMS Replacement   Ambulance A1 2016 $230,000
EMS-05 EMS EMS   Vehicle Replacement Capital Reserve Funding Ongoing $50,000
FD-01 Fire Replace   1988 Fire Engine 2016 $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
FD-11 Fire Fire   Vehicle Replacement Capital Reserve Ongoing
GG-01 Gen   Gov 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 Comm   Dev Sewer   Master Plan 2016 $100,000
OCD-02 Comm   Dev 2020   Master Plan 2018 $100,000
OCD-03 Comm   Dev Engineering   of Sewer District 2019 $400,000
PD-01 Police APD/EMS   Complex Renovation TBD $150,000
REC-01 Recreation Reinstall   Cemetery Field Playground 2016 $15,000
REC-02 Recreation Davis   Lane Tennis Courts 2016 $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
SCSD-01a SCSD Core   Standards 2016 $40,000
SCSD-01b SCSD Core   Standards 2017 $150,000
SSD-01 SHS Repaving:   Road and Parking Lots 2016 $600,000
SSD-02 SHS Athletic   Track Replacement 2017 $220,000
SSD-03a SHS One-to-One   Technology – two grades 2017 $132,000
SSD-03b SHS One-to-One   Technology – two grades 2018 $132,000
SSD-03c SHS One-to-One   Technology – Grade 9 ongoing 2018 $66,000
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