Article 10

ARTICLE 10

(Appropriation:  General Fund Capital Expenditures)

To see what sums the Town will vote to appropriate, and also to raise, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute or transfer from available funds, for the purposes of capital expenditures for the offices, departments, boards and commissions of the Town of Nantucket; provided that one or more amounts to be raised and appropriated may be contingent upon a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion ballot question; or to take any other action related thereto.

 

(Select Board)

FINANCE COMMITTEE MOTION:  Moved that the following amounts be appropriated for the following capital outlay expenditures, including costs incidental and related thereto, with all such expenditures to be made by the Town Manager with the approval of the Select Board; except the School expenditures to be made by the School Superintendent with the approval of the School Committee, and further that the Town Manager with the approval of the Select Board or the School Superintendent with the approval of the School Committee as the case may be, is authorized to sell, convey, trade-in or otherwise dispose of equipment being replaced as follows:

 

DEPARTMENT

ITEM

FUNDING SOURCE(S)

AMOUNT

 

Public Works/Facilities

Costs associated with Town-wide municipal facilities projects, including maintenance, design and engineering, and construction

Authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board, to borrow $6,500,000 under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

$6,500,000

 

Public Works

CCTV - Phased Stormwater System Evaluation

Transfer $266,552 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$266,552

 

Public Works

Purchase of replacement six-wheel dump truck and accessories

Raise and appropriate $180,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$180,000

 

Public Works

Purchase of replacement Ford F350-size pick-up truck and accessories

Raise and appropriate $60,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$60,000

 

Public Works

Purchase of replacement street sweeper and accessories

Raise and appropriate $250,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$250,000

 

Public Works

Purchase replacements of two Ford Ranger-size pick-up trucks and accessories

Raise and appropriate $90,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$90,000

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with sidewalk improvement program

Authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board, to borrow $1,060,900 under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

$1,060,900

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with Island-wide road improvements and maintenance

Transfer $1,250,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$1,250,000

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with the maintenance and repair of Island-wide multi-use paths

Transfer $250,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$250,000

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with cobblestone roadway improvements and maintenance

Transfer $250,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$250,000

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with engineering, design and permitting, and construction of the 'Sconset Footbridge repairs

Transfer $100,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the town

$100,000

 

Public Works/ Transportation

Costs associated with permanent traffic data collection stations

Transfer $175,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$175,000

 

School

Costs associated with campus-wide improvement plan

Transfer $1,000,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town; and transfer $107,136 from Article 10 of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting (NHS Internal Security Vestibule)

$1,107,136

 

School

Costs associated with the reconfiguration of pool parking lot entrance and exit

Transfer $157,902 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$157,902

 

School

Costs associated with School-wide building improvements

Transfer $300,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$300,000

 

School

Costs associated with the replacement of Bobcat machine

Transfer $65,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$65,000

 

Natural Resources

Cost associated with replacement vehicle

Raise and appropriate $35,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$35,000

 

Planning & Land Use Services

Costs associated with replacement vehicle

Raise and appropriate $35,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$35,000

 

Fire

Costs associated with the purchase of Advanced Life Support equipment

Transfer $50,000 from the Ambulance Reserve Fund

$50,000

 

Fire

Purchase of replacement self-contained breathing apparatus air packs (SCBAs)

Raise and appropriate $101,160 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town; provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, Sec. 21C(m)

$101,160

 

Fire

Costs associated with replacement of Engine #4

Authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board, to borrow $705,000 under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

$705,000

 

Information Technology/Geographic Information Systems

Costs associated with design of upgraded wireless network infrastructure

Transfer $65,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$65,000

 

Information Technology/Geographic Information Systems

Costs associated with replacement and/or repair of network infrastructure and related equipment

Transfer $50,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$50,000

 

Information Technology/Geographic Information Systems

Costs associated with replacement of Town-wide computers, printers, associated equipment

Transfer $62,800 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$62,800

 

Police

Costs associated with replacement of portable radios for public safety

Transfer $400,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$400,000

 

Police

Costs associated with Loran barracks housing septic system removal and sewer connection

Raise and appropriate $500,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town

$500,000

 

Marine

Costs associated with repair of F Street Bulkhead

Raise and appropriate $579,700 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town

$579,700

 

Marine

Costs associated with purchase of second sewage pump-out boat

Transfer $150,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$150,000

 

Town Administration

Costs associated with update to Nantucket and Madaket Harbors Action Plan to incorporate needs for hazard mitigation and coastal resilience

Transfer $100,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$100,000

 

Town Administration

Costs associated with Town-wide security measures

Transfer $100,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$100,000

 

Town Administration

Costs associated with Town-wide document management solution

Transfer $250,000 from Free Cash into the Treasury of the Town

$250,000

 

Town Administration

Costs associated with Town’s groundwater soil investigation and remediation of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)

Authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board to borrow $750,000 pursuant to G.L. c.44 Section 7 or 8 or any other enabling authority. Any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

$750,000

 

Affordable Housing Trust

Costs associated with acquiring real estate, or interests in real estate, which may include affordable housing restrictions, including any buildings thereon, for the development of affordable housing, and also to pay costs of designing, constructing, reconstructing and equipping affordable housing, all of which shall be undertaken in conjunction with the Town’s Affordable Housing Trust, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto

Raise and appropriate $1,625,000 from the Fiscal Year 2022 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town

$1,625,000

 

Affordable Housing Trust

Costs of acquiring real estate, or interests in real estate, including but not limited to affordable housing restrictions, which may include any buildings thereon, for the development of affordable housing, and also to pay costs of designing, constructing, reconstructing and equipping affordable housing, all of which shall be undertaken in conjunction with the Town’s Affordable Housing Trust, and for the payment of all other costs incidental and related thereto

Authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board, to borrow $6,500,000 under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7(1) of the General Laws, or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor, any premium received by the Town upon the sale of any bonds or notes approved by this vote, less any such premium applied to the payment of the costs of issuance of such bonds or notes, may be applied to the payment of costs approved by this vote in accordance with Chapter 44, Section 20 of the General Laws, thereby reducing the amount authorized to be borrowed to pay such costs by a like amount.

$6,500,000

 

TOTAL

$24,121,150







 

And, to meet this appropriation that Four Million Nine Hundred Ninety-two Thousand Two Hundred Fifty-four Dollars ($4,992,254) be transferred from Free Cash in the Treasury of the Town so specified; that One Hundred Seven Thousand One Hundred Thirty-six Dollars ($107,136) be transferred from Article 10 of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting; that Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) be transferred from the Ambulance Reserve Fund; that Two Million Seven Hundred Four Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($2,704,700) be raised and appropriated from the FY 2022 tax levy; that Seven Hundred Fifty-one Thousand Dollars ($751,000) be raised and appropriated from the FY 2022 tax levy, provided that the appropriation shall be contingent on the passage of a Proposition 2½ capital outlay exclusion by the voters of the Town in accordance with General Laws Ch. 59, sec. 21C(m); and that the Treasurer, with the approval of the Select Board be authorized to borrow Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($6,500,000) for renovations to town-owned facilities; Seven Hundred Thousand Five Dollars ($705,000) for the purpose of replacing Fire Engine #4; One Million Sixty Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars ($1,060,900) for the continuation of the sidewalk improvement plan; Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000) for costs associated with Town’s groundwater soil investigation and remediation of Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Six Million Five Hundred Thousand ($6,500,000) for the Affordable Housing Trust; with all borrowings to be done under and pursuant to General Laws Ch. 44, sec. 7(1), or any other enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town therefor.

 

All of these sources totaling Twenty-four Million One Hundred Twenty-one Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($24,121,150).

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE COMMENT:  The Finance Committee supports the inclusion of an additional $1,625,000 in capital expenditures in support of Affordable Housing initiatives and the authorization of $6,500,000 in borrowing for affordable housing. These funds will support home construction as well as land acquisition, giving the Affordable Housing Trust the flexibility to develop affordable housing solutions as well as manage the Town’s “Safe Harbor” status on the Department of Housing and Community Development’s Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) list. Maintaining “Safe Harbor” is necessary to defend against unfriendly 40B developments.

 

Quantum of vote required for passage of the motion is 2/3