Capital Improvement Commission

Regular Meetings
  • 5:15 p.m.
  • As needed
  • Fitchburg Municipal Office
    166 Boulder Drive
    Suite 108
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
Agendas & Minutes
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Current Commissioners
  • Timothy Bean, Chairman
  • David Basilio
  • David Descoteaux
  • Stephen Descoteaux
  • City Auditor Richard Sarasin
  • Council President Michael Kushmerek
  • City Councilor Jody Joseph
Purpose & Responsibilities
The Capital Improvement Commission shall conduct research into capital improvements including the replacement of existing equipment and shall seek to coordinate the establishment of a long term capital improvement program.

These duties include review of requests by any City Department for vehicle replacements or capital expenses exceeding $3,000. The Commission shall make recommendations to the Mayor or the City Council on said requests. The Commission is also tasked with making recommendations towards the City Budget on appropriations towards the Stabilization Fund. The Commission shall further exercise all powers and responsibilities granted by Chapter 9 of the City Code.


The Capital Improvement Commission is comprised of four volunteer residents, the City Auditor, the City Council President and chair of the City Property Committee. Each volunteer's term is three years. Volunteers are appointed by the Mayor and subject to City Council approval.