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Selectboard and Board of Sewer Commissioners Meeting
08:00: Town Clerk, Elections, Board of Civil Authority and Board of Tax Abatement
08:30: Water and Sewer Departments (with Water Board)
09:00: Capital Accounts - general (with Water Board)
09:30: Employee Salaries, Benefits and Allocable Expenses (with Water Board)
10:00: Health Officer
10:15: General Expenses and Revenues and Town Hall and Public Safety Building
10:45: Department of Public Works (highways, facilities and park maintenance)
11:30: Parks and Recreation Department
12:15: Finance Office
12:30 to 13:00: BREAK
13:00: Public Safety Unit: Police Dept., Fire Dept., Emerg. Mgmt.
13:45: Listers and Assessor
14:15: Economic Development and Planning & Zoning Office
15:00: Legislative, Town Manager's Office, Human Resources
15:30: Town Voted Appropriations
15:45: Public Comments
Attendance: Selectboard and Sewer Board: Ivan Beattie-Chair, Wayne Bell-Vice Chair, Carol Lattuga, Steven Nichols-Clerk, Lisa Souls; Water Commissioners: Ivan Beattie-Chair, Lambert (Chops) Zoller, Douglas Kilburn; Town Manager-John O’Keefe; Finance Director-Ruth Woodard; Heads of Departments (Agenda order): Town Clerk-Linda Spence, Water/Sewer Superintendent and Health Officer-David Sheldon Jr, Department of Public Works-Jeffrey Williams, Parks and Recreation Director-Liz Ambuhl, Public Safety—Police Chief-Michael Hall, Fire Chief-Philip (Grub) Bourn, Fireman-James Doherty, Emergency Management Coordinator-James Baker, Assessor and Economic Development-Pauline Moore (Architas), Lister-Joyce Scribner, Planning Director/Zoning Administrator and Economic Development-Lee Krohn, Transportation Initiative Committee (TIC) member-Ron Mancini; Residents—Jeffrey S & Kathleen K Hall.
The meeting began with Town Clerk Linda Spence’s review of proposed revenues and expenses, and then moved to the Water and Sewer budgets. After some discussion, Kilburn moved, Zoller seconded, to approve the Water budget as proposed, contingent upon wage and benefits decisions for all full time non-union employees, to be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried unanimously. Then, Lattuga moved, Bell seconded, to approve the Sewer budget as proposed, contingent upon wage and benefits decisions for all full time non-union employees, to be discussed later in the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
The meeting continued with Town Manager John O’Keefe presenting each section of the budget and heads of departments explaining proposed budget matters.
Of note were two additional presentations—the first by TIC member Ron Mancini, of economic development ideas. The second presentation was by residents Jeffrey S. and Kathleen K. Hall, who were recent victims of a harrowing break-in at their residence at 5:30 am. They asked that the board consider increasing police coverage.
After deliberation, the board decided to remove the Variable Message Board from the General, Sewer, and Water budgets (cost $25,000), to reduce funding for the purchase of traffic control from $4000 to $2000 (General Fund) and by consensus, to tentatively approve the remaining budget initiatives, subject to final approval at a later meeting.
The meeting adjourned at about 5:45 pm.