FY2010 budget: What’s in and what’s out

On their way to balancing the budget for fiscal year 2010, the Board of Selectmen have made a number of cuts, including some big capital projects. There’s still about $130K left to cut, but here’s how things stood as of the selectmen meeting last week.

Capital projects and articles still in the budget:

  • School technology equipment lease – $64,991 (Reduced from $205,763)
  • Trottier roof and library repairs – $24,000
  • Trottier fire panel – $15,000
  • Finn plumbing review and repairs – $15,000
  • Town House chimney repairs – $6,000
  • Fire Station generator repairs – $4,800
  • DPW roads – $250,000 (reduced from $350,000)
  • DPW equipment – $185,000 (reduced from $225,000)
  • Town House copier – $15,000
  • EMS reporting system – $40,000
  • Transfer Station hopper – $60,000
  • DPW site remediation – $55,000 $40,000
  • Police Cruisers and SUV – $41,000 (reduced from $62,000)
  • Town House boiler – $35,000
  • Cordaville Hall roof – $46,000

Capital projects that have been cut:

  • Neary parking lot seal coating – $12,000
  • Neary sidewalk extension – $10,000
  • Woodward heat in kitchen – $25,000
  • Finn sidewalk repairs – $5,000
  • Fire Department flooring – $6,000
  • Senior Center room dividers – $38,000
  • DPW solar panels – $300,000
  • Replace Town House carpet – $12,000
  • Senior Center air conditioning – $24,800
  • Senior Center hung ceiling – $32,600
  • Town House office reconfiguration – $100,000
  • Main Street Underground utility design – $350,000

So, what do you think? What other items should be cut from the budget? Are there items on the cut list you think shouldn’t be there? Share your thoughts in the comments.

02/06 Update: Updated to reflect additional cuts made by the selectmen on 02/03.

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