Vote on capital spending requests

Selectmen have voted to accept all recommendations from the town’s Capital Planning Committee for the April 22 annual Town Meeting, including the Police Station Building Committee’s request for $600,000 to design an addition and renovate the existing space. Among other police requests are $73,195 for three cruisers, 15 tasers, and seven portable radios. There is a $235,000 request from the Fire Department for several dozen portable radios and a new truck for brush fire response, $180,000 from the Department of Public Works for a street sweeper, and $10,000 for an audible traffic signal requested by a visually impaired resident. The Council On Aging has requested $69,000 to expand its parking lot and replace old carpeting. Among school requests are cameras, card readers for doors, alarms, and bathroom renovations at the Burkland and Goode elementary schools, and cameras, fire alarm updates, and replacement of 42-year-old ceiling tiles at the high school.