I am pleased to present the 2020 CIP Book to the Seabrook Planning Board, the Seabrook Board of Selectmen, and the Seabrook Budget Committee. I have also prepared a seven year history of capital spending, as well as a separate book (CIP Supplemental) that looks at how we fund CIP Projects, as well as how we are progressing with our 2019 articles. The additional information is designed to assist policy makers as they determine how to proceed in 2020 and beyond in authorizing, and funding, vital capital projects. Thanks to Shaylia Marquis for all of her work on this project, and a big thank you to all of our municipal departments for their contributions as well.
I am today posting the new Seabrook CIP Plan, as well as a newly developed five year analysis of Seabrook Capital Spending that I have developed. The analysis has a long series of support tabs that show yearly spending by category. The capital spending program program in Seabrook was the sole reason for the increase in Town side spending from 2016 to 2017, as the operating budgets have been essentially level funded, absent contractually mandated increases. These items have been presented to all of our policy making Boards.