Vehicles are bad but necessary investments, and Wilton will likely spend most of its fiscal year 2017 operating capital on replacing several. The $915,334 the Board of Selectmen is asking for to cover vehicle replacements in fiscal year 2017 represents 65% of the town\u2019s total operating capital budget \u2014 a $1,396,689 overall proposal. Excluding $208,500 for a revaluation, the most valuable single line item in the proposed capital budget was initially requested by the Public Works Department, which asked for $195,000 \u201cto replace a 1998 Elgin sweeper.\u201d The second most valuable also came from Public Works\u00a0\u2014 $160,000 \u201cto replace a 2006 International dump truck.\u201d The Wilton Police Department, which replaces portions of its fleet each year, asked for $140,000. Managed by Public Works, the Mather Street Transfer Station requested $125,000 \u201cto replace a 1996 backhoe.\u201d Other town requests for capital to replace vehicles are listed below. Fire Department \u2014 $48,500 \u2014 \u201cpurchase of a replacement staff vehicle.\u201d Paramedic Services \u2014 $42,834 \u2014 \u201cto replace the Paramedic Fly Car 500-2011.\u201d Animal Control officer \u2014 $25,000 \u2014 \u201cvehicle replacement.\u201d Parks and Grounds \u2014 $25,000 \u2014 \u201creplacement of 2000 utility cart.\u201d Public Works Department \u2014 $23,000 \u2014 \u201cto replace a 2006 plow.\u201d Health Department \u2014 $20,000 \u2014 \u201cstaff vehicle.\u201d Public Works Department \u2014 $16,000 \u2014 \u201cto replace a 2006 sander.\u201d Parks and Grounds \u2014 $15,000 \u2014 \u201creplacement of 1990 quad.\u201d The fire department also requested $295,000 to replace its Dive Team rescue truck \u201cwith a vehicle that can also be deployed for any major public safety incident or community event,\u201d but the Board of Selectmen has opted not to pursue that in fiscal year 2017. The public works department originally wanted $26,000 to replace the sander mentioned above, but the Board of Selectmen has recommended $16,000 for that. Likewise, the health department wanted \u201can additional vehicle \u2026 to meet the demand for increased inspections,\u201d and requested $32,000 for the purpose, but town executives are asking for $20,000 instead. The Board of Selectmen proposed its operating budget after approving it in a budget work session on March 2. The Board of Finance reviewed the selectmen\u2019s budget on March 16, and the budget was next discussed at a public hearing in the Middlebrook School auditorium on March 29. The Board of Finance will decide whether to modify the Board of Selectmen\u2019s overall budget \u2014 or any line item therein contained \u2014 in a series of meetings in early April.