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STOP AHEAD - Coming soon to Plummer Hill at Leavitt Road
The Board of Selectmen at their meeting on Monday, October 5, 2015 approved the installation of a "Stop Sign" at the intersection of Plummer Hill and Leavitt Road.
Motorists will be alerted that they will need to stop at the base of Plummer Hill before continuing onto Leavitt Road or to Federal Street. The new stop sign will be installed as soon as possible so driver's please be aware and use caution.
Lake Winnisquam Scenic Trail Construction Starts This Month!!
Come Join Us for a Gathering of Celebration & Planning on Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 7pm, Belmont Corner Meeting House, 16 Sargent Street, Belmont! Read More...
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John M. Sargent Fund Application Available
John M. Sargent Fund - The income from the John M. Sargent Fund is used for any purpose that the voters of the Town of Belmont decide by majority vote at the March 8, 2016, Town Meeting. In order to facilitate the distribution of this money, an appointed committee of local citizens will review all requests and shall make recommendations to the voters. Deadline for submissions for this year is December 15, 2015. Application
Capital Improvements Program
The Planning Board will begin their annual review and update of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) at a meeting on Wednesday, October 7th, 7pm, at the Corner Meeting House. The CIP is a multi-year schedule for capital expenditures defined as projects costing in excess of $25,000 with a useful life of at least one year. The CIP, originally adopted in 2004, is updated annually in response to the actual budget appropriated by the voters at the previous Town Meeting and requests for new or amended capital projects for the upcoming six years.
During this annual update the Board will review capital requests from municipal departments. Members of the public are also invited to suggest needed projects by submitting a completed CIP Funding Request Form which can be obtained in the Belmont Land Use Office at the Town Hall or online. The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on October 26th at 7pm at the Corner Meeting House. Once adopted, the CIP is provided to the Selectmen and Budget Committee for their consideration during the upcoming 2016 budget season.
The CIP is a budgeting tool
linking Community Vision from the Master Plan with the implementation of
capital projects. The CIP assists the
Selectmen and Budget Committee in developing and presenting to the voters an
overall budget which avoids unanticipated expenditures by scheduling capital
projects over the term of the CIP.
Historic and projected trends in revenues, expenditures and growth are
evaluated along with the community’s ability to fund the cost of
improvements. The projects are
prioritized by their placement over the term of the 6-year plan resulting in a
more level tax rate impact.
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