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Budget Summary FY2016

15990026 - Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015





Account Description FY2015
Spending
FY2016
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1599-0026 Municipal Regionalization and Efficiencies Incentive Reserve
For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the Community Compact Cabinet created by Executive Order No. 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for 1-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that funds may be expended to expand programs that received funding from this item in prior fiscal years and on programs with proven replicable outcomes for municipalities; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2016 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2016 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that $4,250,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (a) have populations of at least 60,000; and (b) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities that submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to mitigate student overcrowding in the town of Ashland; provided further, than not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the National Lancers; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 12, 2016 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than $36,000 shall be expended from this item to purchase a refueling vehicle for the highway department of the city of Easthampton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in the city of Newburyport for additional lighting in the city of Newburyport's public parking lots; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the analysis of the failures associated with the components and installation of the sewer collection and transmission system operated by the city of Newburyport in that city and in the town of Newbury on Plum Island and the preliminary design of the means and systems necessary to correct such problems so as to promote the consistent, reliable and effective operation of such system; provided further, that nothing undertaken pursuant to this item shall preclude, impede or otherwise impair efforts to seek recompense from any parties responsible for failures of the system; provided further, that such analysis shall be completed by December 2015; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on memorial markers in the the city known as the town of Weymouth in honor of the 5 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the town of Plymouth for revising and updating its radiological response and recovery plan; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated to Andover high school to upgrade the media and technology center; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be allocated to Andover high school for continued renovation of the Peter Aumais baseball facility; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended again in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; and provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements and historic renovations in the town of Millbury

9,065,095 13,841,000

Veto Explanation:   I am striking language which earmarks funding for programs not recommended. The reduction in the item incorporates the amount of the stricken earmarked funds.