Selectboard Budget Meeting Minutes – November 26, 2018

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD
BUDGET MEETING MINUTES
November 26, 2017

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gary Delius, Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Christopher Williams
OTHERS PRESENT: Melissa Brown, Shannon Meckle

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Marion Dowling, Chair.

DEPARTMENT REQUESTS

The Board reviewed departmental requests.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Town Clerk’s request for a $2,050.00 annual pay increase. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Town Treasurer’s request for a $2,050.00 annual pay increase. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to increase the Administrative Assistant’s annual salary by $2,050.00. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Gary Delius to increase the Zoning Administrator’s wages by $.50 per hour. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Gary Delius to increase the Listers’ pay by $.50 per hour and to approve the total Listers budget at $33,956. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Planning Commission’s request for level funding of $2,500.00. The motion carried unanimously.

BUDGET – EXPENDITURES

Town Officers’ Expenses: The Board reviewed the Town Office Expense division. A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund the Town office Expense division. The motion carried unanimously.

Delinquent Tax Collector: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund the Delinquent Tax Collector division. The motion carried unanimously.

Development Review Board: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund the Development Review Board division. The motion carried unanimously.

Conservation Commission: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to level fund the Conservation Commission division at $100.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Town Office: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Town Office Expenses division at $.30,060.00. The motion carried unanimously.

General Insurance: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to table General Insurance until numbers are available. The motion carried unanimously.

Employee Benefits: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to table Employee Benefits until numbers are available. The motion carried unanimously.

Annual Report: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Gary Delius to approve the Annual Report division at $2,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Cemetery Maintenance: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund the Cemetery Maintenance division. The motion carried unanimously.

Fire Companies: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Fire Companies division at $76,294.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Health and Welfare: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to level fund Health and Welfare. The motion carried unanimously.

Animal Control: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve Animal Control expenses at $1,450.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Constable: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Constable Budget at $150.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Law Enforcement: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund the Law Enforcement budget at $10,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Election/Town Meeting Expenses: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Election/Town Meeting Expenses budget at $2,950.00. The motion carried unanimously.

WSWMD: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to table the Windham Solid Waste Management District budget until numbers are available. The motion carried unanimously.

Williamsville Hall: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Williamsville Hall budget at $6,400.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Highway Department Wage Increases:

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to increase the Highway Department wages by $.50 per hour.

Discussion – Jay noted that the part-time, seasonal employee is making $15.50 and recommended increasing his pay to $16.50. The Board was inclined to agree, but noted that if he didn’t return the following winter, pay would be set for a new employee at a rate to be determined at that time.

The motion was amended to increase the Highway Department wages by $.50 per hour and to increase the current part-time, seasonal employee’s hourly rate to $16.50 if he returns next winter. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Highway Department Wages budget at $215,200.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Road Maintenance: Discussion ensued regarding additional funds for Tree Removal and Band Rail.

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Road Maintenance budget at $425,000.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Equipment, Gas, & Oil: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to level fund Equipment, Gas & Oil. The motion carried unanimously.

Equipment Repair and Maintenance: A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to approve the Equipment Repair and Maintenance budget at $59,500.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Town Garage Maintenance: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Town Garage Maintenance budget at $13,350.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Small Equipment: A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Mike Fitzpatrick to approve the Small Equipment budget at $3,500.00. The motion carried unanimously.

Shannon will have final calculations for approval of the budget at the next meeting.

ADJOURN
A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Christopher Williams to adjourn at 7:43 p.m.
The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,
Shannon Meckle