Select Board has accepted a $16.6 million five-year Capital Improvement Plan

LITTLETON — To use as a tool and an advisory and guiding document, the Select Board has accepted a $16.6 million five-year Capital Improvement Plan from the planning board that outlines high-priority, needed, and desired projects and purchases across the town’s eight departments and suggested timelines for each. “It’s a good exercise and it also adds transparency,” Tony Ilacqua, chairman of the planning board, said during the Select Board’s May 23 meeting, when the board voted 3-0 to accept as presented the CIP for the years 2022 through 2027. Anyone in town can visit the municipal office and see what is forecast and what is planned for their tax dollars, he said. The objective is to ensure that large expenditures are spread out so they don’t jolt taxpayers and the tax rate all at once, and the CIP also enables residents who show up to vote at the February deliberative session and March town meeting to get informed beforehand and know what they’re voting on, said Ilacqua.

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