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Lamoine Budget Committee

Minutes of November 12, 2012

Chair Robin Veysey called the meeting to order at 6:32 PM

Present were: Marion McDevitt, Robin Veysey, Merle Bragdon, Cece Ohmart, Secretary Stu Marckoon, and Selectman Jo Cooper. Budget Committee member Kathleen DeFusco had informed the committee she was unable to attend. Absent was committee member Deborah Verrill-McFarland.

Meeting Schedule The Board agreed to meet on the following Mondays at 6:30 PM:

Stu will schedule the budgets for review.

Budget Reviews Administration Robin asked about the FICA rate used to calculate the town's cost. Stu said he would review the calculation. Merle asked about the health insurance costs. Stu explained that his insurance is through his wife's policy and capped at no higher than the amount the town is paying for the clerk/tax collector's insurance. There was a brief discussion about the amount for a fill-in clerk, the impact the vote tabulation machine has on ballot clerk costs, electricity costs, tax lien costs, and legal fees.

Solid Waste Stu reviewed the solid waste budget line by line. There was little discussion.

Other Jo Cooper recalled her recent service on the County Budget Advisory Committee.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:17 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Secretary