Here is a YouTube video of the complete meeting of Northampton’s Finance Committee on 7/26/11. The meeting includes an update on the FY2011 and FY2012 budgets, the status of the ESCO energy-saving initiative, and a review of ambulance-related revenue and expenses.
Additional funds are proposed to be allocated to the reconstruction of North Street in 2012. Funds are also proposed to begin planning for an upgrade to flood control pump engines located at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Hockanum Road. This video is 1 hour 19 minutes long and was recorded by Adam Cohen.
The document below, discussed in the meeting, provides an overview of the current state of the city budget, planned requests for capital improvements, and a spreadsheet with revenues and expenses for the city’s ambulance service.
Northampton Budget Update 2011-07-26
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“Northampton Wastewater Treatment Plant – Hockanum Road— the flood control pumps, fairly old and showing signs of wear, are especially vulnerable to failure and, if they failed, could create severe damage to both the plant and the surrounding low lying neighborhood.” (p.45, emphasis added)