Participatory Capital Budgeting

Participatory Budgeting FY2023

The Town of Andover invites you to play a part in deciding how to spend capital improvement funds. 

Program Guidelines 

  • Up to $80,000 is available for FY20223
  • Individual project proposals cannot exceed $10,000 
  • Funds must be used for a one time expense 
  • Funds must be used for a municipal purpose
  • Fixtures, designs, programs, or improvements must be on town-owned land
  • The deadline for submitting a project for the FY2023 program year is December 1, 2022

Complete the form below to submit your project. 

Participatory Capital Budgeting

  1. Please include your name and address. Submitters must be Andover residents. 

  2. Please explain the project or program you are proposing. Please include any details on the problem this may be solving, the community benefit, or any relevant details.

  3. Please indicate where the project or program will take place or be located. 

  4. How much will this cost? If costs are unknown please say "unknown" and the Participatory Budgeting Committee will work with you on cost estimates



  5. Please upload any photos or files that you would like to share 

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  7. This field is not part of the form submission.

FY2022 Program Year Awards

Below are the Participatory Capital Budgeting project/programs that were awarded in FY2022. As these projects advance, more information on each project will be provided including photos, and information on how to access, enjoy, or view these projects. Projects listed as "In Progress" indicates that departments are actively working to work with the submitter to purchase or install materials. Projects listed as "Department Further Study" indicates that the program has received conditional approval, but further study is required by departments in order to determine feasibility.

Project Title  Submitter  Budget Estimate Project Status  Supporting Departments
Memorial Hall Library of Things Additions  Friends of Memorial Hall Library  $2,000 Complete Memorial Hall Library
Induction Cooktops at Library of Things Kate Margolese $1,000 Complete Memorial Hall Library
Robb Center Landscaping  Dana MacKay $2,050 Complete Public Works 
Public WiFi for the Park  Karen Van Welden Herman $5,000 In Progress - Equipment Ordered Facilities &
Information Technology
Summer Street Benches  Jane Morrissey $3,200 Complete Public Works 
Speed Signage/Traffic Calming on Elm Street William Stewart $10,000 Complete Police 
Senior Center Garden Path Benches Helen Knepper $3,200 Complete Facilities 
Plantings Along Shawsheen River  Willow Cheeley $3,500 In Progress Sustainability & Conservation 
Community Message Board at Ballardvale Playground  Rachel Keller  $2,500 Complete Facilities 
Planting at Burnham Road and High Street Willow Cheeley $7,500 In Progress Sustainability & Conservation