Mayor submits capital proposal

GREENFIELD — The capital projects proposed by the mayor for 2015 include replacing the roof on North Parish School, repairing sidewalks throughout town, replacing several vehicles, purchasing equipment, engineering for repairs to Nashs Mill Road bridge and repairing and replacing water mains throughout town.

Mayor William Martin has proposed a $1.8 million capital budget, with about $1.4 million being borrowed and the rest coming from the town’s Capital Stabilization account. Town Council must approve the budget before any money can be spent on the projects, which will begin after the next fiscal year opens on July 1.

If the council does approve the budget, police will have a cruiser technology upgrade done, replace some flooring in the police station and purchase an evidence refrigerator and locker. All of that would cost $112,000.

The Fire Department would replace some of its equipment for a total of $37,000, and it would cost $450,000 to upgrade school security and technology, purchase some school vehicles, repair the roof on Green River School and replace the one on North Parish.

Public works is looking at purchasing a mower, repairing the roof on the town yard building, constructing a paint booth at the town yard, replacing guardrails throughout town, and buying some equipment and repairing some sidewalks. The total for public works projects would cost the town, as proposed by the mayor, about $800,000.

The library would spend about $40,000 to repair its front steps and paint the rear of the building, while the Recreation Department would spend $113,000 to purchase a vehicle and a portable stage.

Money would come out of the town’s Sewer Fund to pay for an air compressor, while about $95,000 would come from the town’s Water Fund to replace a one-ton dump truck and paint the water tank on Adams Road. Town Council will hold a public hearing to discuss the budget with residents on Wednesday in the studio in Greenfield Community Television, 393 Main St. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and the public hearing will follow shortly after.

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