The Smyrna Finance Committee will have their monthly meeting tonight, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room at Smyrna Town Hall.
Among the topics on the agenda is the consideration of financing of the proposed police buiding and other projects.
The newest proposed police building expansion was voted down in an referendum during the town's April 30 election. Since the referendum was non-binding, Smyrna Town Council still needs to vote on whether or not to move forward with the project. Even though it's been a few months since the referendum was defeated, council has yet to vote on the proposed $5 million expansion.
Council decided in a June meeting to send the proposal to the Finance Committee so the committee could take into account the existing and future capital projects for the town to see how the projects will impact the town and how the proposed police station figures in to these numbers. Basically, the committee needs to determine if expanding the police station is a possibilty at the present time considering forthcoming projects such as the utility work to Commerce Street and north of Duck Creek.
Other agenda items
Also on the agenda for tonight's meeting is a discussion of the 2013 budget, tax assessment appeal requests, and the town's debt policy, oustanding check policy and fund balance policy. The committee will have an executive session to discuss contract negotiations.