Selectboard Budget Meeting Minutes – December 20, 2017

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

BUDGET MEETING MINUTES

December 20, 2017

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Marion Dowling, Shelly Huber, Christopher Williams

OTHERS PRESENT:   Shannon Meckle

 The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Marion Dowling, Chair.

BUDGET – EXPENDITURES

General Insurance: The Board reviewed the General Insurance division. A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the General Insurance division at $58,571.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Employee Benefits:  A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Employee Benefits division at $167,600.00. The motion carried unanimously. 

Annual Report: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Annual Report division at $23,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Cemetery Maintenance:   A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Cemetery Maintenance division at $1,900.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Fire Companies: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Fire Companies division at $45,578.00.  The motion carried unanimously.

Health Officer: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Health Officer division at $200.00.  The  motion carried unanimously.

Animal Control: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Animal Control division at $1,350.00. The motion carried unanimously.

 Constable:  A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Constable division at $150.00. The  motion carried unanimously.

Law Enforcement:  A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Law Enforcement division at $10,000.00. The  motion carried unanimously.

 Special Appropriations: The Special Appropriations division was tabled pending receipt of all requests.

Town Meeting/Election Expenses: A  motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by  Christopher Williams to approve the Town Meeting/Election Expense division at $4,700.00. The motion carried unanimously. 

Williamsville Hall: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Williamsville Hall division at $3,700.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Highway Department Salaries: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Highway Department Salaries division at $213,300.00 The motion carried unanimously.

Road Maintenance: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Road Maintenance division at $416,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Equipment Gas & Oil: A  motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Equipment Gas and Oil division at $35,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Equipment Repair: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by  Christopher Williams to approve the Equipment Repair division at $56,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Town Garage Maintenance: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Town Garage Maintenance division at $13,350.00. The motion carried unanimously.

 Small Equipment: A motion was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Small Equipment division at $3,500.00.  The motion carried unanimously.

 SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS DISCUSSION

Shannon called the Board’s attention to a new appropriation request. Gerda’s Equine Rescue is seeking $100.00.  A was made by Shelly Huber and seconded by Christopher Williams to include Gerda’s Equine Rescue’s $100.00 appropriation in the budget.  The motion carried unanimously. 

Shannon called the Board’s attention to the increase in Newfane Anew’s appropriation request.  They went over the various functions that Newfane Anew sponsors.  Shannon will contact Gloria regarding the Board’s questions.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES DISCUSSION

The Board discussed the Capital Needs plan and the current capital fund balance.  Shannon will present a proposed Capital budget for the next budget meeting.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Marion Dowling and seconded by Shelly Huber to adjourn at 7:55  p.m.

The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon Meckle