Town Manager Buzz Stapczynksi is asking citizens to submit requests for capital improvement projects as part of the 5-Year Capital Improvement Plan currently being developed for the period beginning July 1, 2009. The Town Government Review Committee recommended that private requests for capital warrant articles be submitted at the same time as staff CIP requests. This recommendation was made with the intent to strengthen citizen input for good community and financial planning.

The Town Manager's Recommended Capital Improvement Plan will be issued in late October. Requests are due no later than Sept. 15, 2008, according to the town finance department.

Citizens who would like to submit request(s) should contact the Department of Finance and Budget at 978-623-8219 or via email at clynch@andoverma.gov for a Capital Improvement Program Project Request form. This form is also available at www.andoverma.gov, the town's Web site.

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