Selectboard Budget Meeting Minutes – December 12, 2016

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

BUDGET MEETING MINUTES

December 12, 2016

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Gary Delius, Marion Dowling, Carol Hatcher,

OTHERS PRESENT:  Ken Estey, Shannon Meckle

The meeting was called to order at 6:15 p.m. by Carol Hatcher, Vice – Chair.

AMENDMENT/ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA:

A motion was made by Carol Hatcher and seconded by Gary Delius to amend the agenda to cover the following items:

  • Dedication
  • Expenditures, Excluding Highway
  • Follow up from Last Budget Meeting (Appointment of Bookkeeper)
  • January Meeting Schedule
  • Wages

DEDICATION

The Board discussed dedication of the Town Report and a nomination was made.

EXPENDITURES

Shannon guided the Board through further expenditures, line by line.  The Board skipped the Highway related items, pending Todd’s availability.

A motion was made by Marion Dowling to require SeVEDS to obtain a petition 5% of the voters’ signatures, in order to be included in an article in the warning. The motion was seconded by Gary Delius. The motion carried unanimously.

FOLLOW UP FROM LAST BUDGET MEETING

Gary Delius reported on his conversation with officials from area towns that have appointed bookkeepers.  A lengthy discussion ensued.  The Board will continue to study this option. It will be on the agenda for a future meeting.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to adjourn at 7:20  p.m.   The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon Meckle