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Minutes - October 13, 2016 (Draft, subject to correction)


Chair Robin Veysey called meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

Present were: Budget Committee members Merle Bragdon, Robin Veysey, Connie Bender, Marion McDevitt, Cece Ohmart; Administrative Assistant to the Selectmen Stu Marckoon.

Officers – Merle moved to select Robin as the chair.  Connie 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Veysey abstained).

Merle moved to select Connie as Vice Chair.  Robin 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Bender abstained)

Merle moved to select Stu as the secretary.  Robin 2nd.  Vote in favor was 5-0.

Minutes – April 27, 2016 – The committee reviewed the minutes submitted by School Committee member Gordon Donaldson.  Connie moved to approve as written.  Marion 2nd.  Vote in favor was 4-0 (Ohmart abstained).

Schedule - After a brief discussion the committee agreed to meet on the following dates:

Budget Goals – Stu reported the Selectmen have discussed including funding for an electronic sign at the town hall and possibly starting a fund for reconfiguring the transfer station.  There was a brief discussion about the town hall foundation project.  Cece suggested striping for roads.

Stu reported the social service agencies have been notified of the budget submission deadlines.

There was a brief discussion about the just approved appropriation for the fire truck pump repairs.  Stu reported cash flow has been very positive, especially with excise tax collections.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:48 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Stu Marckoon, Secretary