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Minutes of November 8, 2007

Vice Chair Joe Young called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM

Present were: Budget Committee members Linda Feury , Hubene Brodie , Joe Young, Reggie McDevitt, Robin Veysey ; Secretary Stu Marckoon, Road Commissioner Dennis Ford and Cable TV operator Merle Bragdon . Chairman Henry Ashmore was excused so he could attend a school consolidation meeting.

Minutes of October 30, 2007 Stu said Hubene pointed out one change in wording prior to the meeting. Reggie moved for approval of the minutes as corrected. Robin 2 nd . Vote in favor was 5-0.

Road Budget The committee reviewed the road budget line by line. Among the items discussed:

Cable TV Budget Stu said the Cable TV committee is exploring a playback device that can better schedule programming. There was a brief discussion about the cable channel for the school, and the overall consumer cost of cable services.

School Renovation Stu reported that another referendum has been requested on the renovation portion of the school. He said the estimates came in much higher than what was approved last January. There was discussion about what went wrong, why more money is needed, and the process where state software was in error.

School Consolidation There was a brief discussion about the school consolidation effort and the possible vote to repeal at the state level.

Donation Review Ordinance A brief discussion took place on whether the $600 request limit could be overridden by town meeting. The exemptions for the library and YMCA were also discussed.

Next Meeting The next meeting is set for November 26, 2007 at 7PM to review the public safety budget.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:28 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Adm. Asst.