The Capital Improvement Planning Committee (CIPC) is a five-member committee appointed by the Town Moderator for a one-year term. The CIPC is comprised of one member of the Finance Committee and four members at-large. The Town Manager serves as an ex-officio staff member without the right to vote.
The CIPC's charge of duties is as follows:
The Capital Improvement Planning Committee shall define and study all proposed capital projects and improvements involving major tangible assets and projects.
The Committee shall consider the relative need, impact, timing, cost and funding methodology of these expenditures, and the effect each will have on the financial position of the Town.
The Committee shall prepare an annual report, recommending a Capital Budget for the next fiscal year and forecasting for the following five fiscal years, and present the report to the Selectmen and Finance Committee for their consideration and to Town Meeting for its approval.